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Mrs. Thomas K. Scott 

(Amelia HoUis, '29g) 

3606 Plymouth Phice, Lynchburg, Virginia 


Director of Alumnae Clubs 

Mrs. Henry H. Williams 

(Margaret Potts, Academy) 

12U East 75th Street, New York 21, New York 

Second Vicc-Presideuf 

Mrs. David M. Baker 

(Alberta Pew, '49g) 

Dodd's Lane, Ardmore, Pennsylvania 

Execnt'nc Secretary and Treasurer 

Mrs. W. Clark Schmidt 

(Margaret Cornwell, '37g) 

Sweet Briar, Virginia 

Alumna Member of the Board of Directors. 

Mrs. Charles R. Burnett 

(Eugenia W. Griffin, 'lOg) 

5 906 Three Chopt Road, Richmond 21, Virginia 

Alumnae Members, Board of Overseers 

Margaret Banister, '16g 

Stoneleigh Court, Washington, D. C. 

Mrs. E. Webster Harrison 

(Mary Huntington, '30g) 

Drake Road, Box 54M, Cincinnati 27, Ohio 

Mrs. W. Lyons Brown 

(Sara Shallenberger, '32g) 

Ashbourne, Harrods Creek, Kentucky 

Chairman of tJie Alumnae Fund 

Beulah NoRRis, '22g 

130 Hazelcroft Avenue, New Castle, Pennsylvania 

Members of the Alumnae Council 

Mrs. Russell Walcott 

(Eugenia Buffington, '13g) 

Tryon, North Carolina 

Florence Woelfel, '21g 
2620 Lakeview Avenue, Chicago 14, Illinois 

Mrs. Robert J. Dowling 

(Lorna Weber, '23g) 

13 807 Drexmore Road, Cleveland, Ohio 

Mrs. Joseph W. Scherr, Jr. 

(Mildred Bushey, '29g) 

721 Lindell Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 

Mrs. Frank T. Davis 

(Sue Burnett, '32g) 

1091 Stovall Boulevard, Atlanta, Georgia 

Mrs. Calvert de Coligny 

(Julia Sadler, '34g) 

6310 Three Chopt Road, Richmond, \'irginia 

Mrs. W. Frederick Stohlman 

(Martha Lou Lemmon, '34g) 

1 1 Edgehill Street, Princeton, New Jersey 

Mrs. Clifton Pleasants 

(Ruth Myers, '34g) 

366 Arbor Road, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 

Mrs. Ralph A. Rotnem 

(Alma Martin, '36g) 

130 Stockton Street, Princeton, New Jersey 

Mrs. James R. Gay 

(Lillian Cabell, '36g) 

2693 Bryden Road, Bexley, Ohio 

Mrs. John A. Tate, Jr. 

(Helen Nicholson, '3 8g) 

2 840 St. Andrews Lane, Charlotte, North Carolina 

Mrs. Albert Goodhue, Jr. 

(Elizabeth Durham, '39g) 

Corn Point, Marblehead, Massachusetts 

Mrs. James A. Glascock, Jr. 

(Adelaide Boze, '40g) 

4266 South 3 5th Street, Arlington, Virginia 

Mrs. Thomas G. Potterfield 

(Ann Hauslein, '42g) 

15 14 Kanawha Boulevard, East, Charleston, West Virginia 

Mrs. Willard B. Wagner, Jr. 

(Ruth Longmire, '45g) 

2909 Drexel Drive, Houston, Texas 

Maddin Lupton, '48g 
1662 Hillcrest Road, Chattanooga, Tennessee 

oweei ufikfi 

October 1951 


Margaret CortiucU Schmidt, '37g — Editor 
Jerry Lou Dreisbach, '54 — Student Editor 

Betsey Mullen, '47g — Assistant Editor 
Janice M. Davis — Assistant Editor 

Briar Patches 

Alumnae everywhere were inter- 
ested in the article which appeared in 
the September Reader's Digest in the 
section, "Life in these United States." 
Mrs. Pannell and Miss Glass joined 
forces in sending it in, and then, 
typical of both of them, sent the $100 
bonus to the Sweet Briar Development 

If any alumnae travelled via the 
Norfolk and Western Railroad this 
summer, they undoubtedly recognized 
the beautiful colored photograph of 
the Sweet Briar refectory on the cover 
of the dining car menu. 

New York alumnae and alumnae 
planning a pre-Christmas visit to New 
York may be interested in attending 
the first conference of the series "Mid- 
Century Careers for Women" spon- 
sored by the Women's University 
Club. The first session will be a round 
table discussion on careers associated 
with art education and will be held on 
December 6th at the Biltmore Hotel. 

Margaret Cornwcll Schmidt, '37g, 
e.xecutive secretary of the Alumnae 
Association, attended the meetings of 
the American Alumnae Council held 
at French Lick Springs, Indiana on 
July 9-13. Alumni secretaries from 
colleges and universities all over the 
United States attended and exchanged 
ideas on alumnae matters. 

Volume XXI Number 1 

Issued six times yearly 

Oct., Nov., Feb., Mar., May, June by the 
Alumnae Association of Sweet Briar College. 
Entered as second class matter Nov. 23, 1931 
at the Post Office at Sweet Briar, Va. 


Briar Patches 1 

The Education of Women for Controversial Issues 2 

Emily Helen Dutton 4 

The New Requirement for the A. B. Degree at Sweet Briar 

College 5 

Dear Fellow Alumnae 6 

Recommended Reading 6 

A Testament of Middle Age 7 

A New Council Member 7 

Twenty-Five Years Later 8 

We Point With Pride 8 

Nominations are in Order 9 

The Alumnae Office 9 

Mr. Don C. Wheaton ' 9 

Bulbs from Holland 10 

Why a Will? 12 

New Members of Faculty and Staff 13 

Is This You? 13 

Need a Job? 13 

A Scholarship and Sweet Briar 14 

The Alumnae Fund 15 

Swelt Briar's Christmas Mart 21 

Class Notes 25 

Alumnae Clubs and Their Presidents Inside back cover 

Calendar of Events Back cover 

T n e C LT 

V e r 

l' J 

The Cabin on Paul's Mountain is a 
popular destination for walks on beau- 
tiful fall days, so typical of Sweet 
Briar. Harriet Hodges, Dale Hutter, 
and Olivia Cantey, all '5 3, laden with 
supplies, are finally approaching The 



Alumnae Ncu.'i 



DEMOCRACY needs an enlightened body of citizens 
so that self-government may work. Our American 
society is most heterogenous. We are so profoundly varied 
in our racial background, religious faith, and social and 
economic interests and we stand in real need of discipline 
and aspiration to rise above divisive forces. We need intel- 
lectual independence to judge controversial issues fairly in 
this age of teachers' oaths and textbook censorship. We 
need education to keep our standards of truth clear and to 
enable us to perform the broadest and most necessary 
social functions. Education in fundamental principles is 
needed to avoid the impact of the superficial, material, and 
ephemeral aspects of our civilization. It is only through a 
continuing intellectual drive in search of truth that Amer- 
ican women are likely to choose the bracing experience of 
freedom and sacrifice instead of the smugness of security in 
these difficult and testing times of the middle twentieth 
century. In the divided world of 1951 the important 
struggle of our time is being fought in the minds of men 
and women. American women need training in logical 
thinking in order to judge the arguments of our day. 

American women were given a great privilege when the 
Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United 
States became a national law on August 20, 1920 — thirty 
years ago last summer. In the intervening years it has been 
frequently asked, as was recently done by the alumnae of 
Barnard College in an appraisal of women in public life: 
Have thirty years of female voting meant thirty years of 
increased public accomplishment by American women? 
Have American women recognized and used their political 
tools.' Have American women been effective in public life? 
Have American women run for ofhcc, worked in political 
parties, resisted or used pressure groups? Have American 
women sought to make the most of appointive and career 
possibilities or even kept adequately informed on contro- 
versial issues? Education must provide American women 
with the ways, means, and inspiration to contribute to the 
political life of their community, nation, and world if they 
are to become the kind of citizens needed today. 

The major elements needed in the training of women for 
effective citizenship in these days of controversial issues are 
(1) perspective, to see beyond the quandaries of the present 
and take the long view; (2) objectivity, to rise above the 
special interests of social class or economic connections; 

A question often asked of every 
college alumna h here answered by 
Mrs. Pannell hi an article reprinted 
from the spring issue of the "Pi 
Lambda Theta Journal." 

(3) responsibility, to think more of obligations than rights; 

(4) tolerance, to wish to understand and recognize the 
viewpoint of others; (5) a "quiet mind," to seek enlight- 
enment; (6) a sense of direction or mission, to believe in 
the possibility of progress; and (7) courage, to defend con- 
victions. The inculcation of these needed elements in the 
education of women is the special responsibility of groups 
of influential teachers such as the members of Pi Lambda 
Theta. Furthermore, all these essential needs of mid-twen- 
tieth century American women for responsible citizenship 
are met by a good liberal arts education. 

A broad general education is among the best means ever 
devised to furnish perspective; and it has been found gen- 
erally that, with perspective, we may hope to attain objec- 
tivity. With some degree of justification, the lack of objec- 
tivity is a charge frequently leveled at women by the other 
sex. A woman who can exercise objectivitiy, that is, look 
at problems impersonally, is often accorded high masculine 
praise in such terms as, "She has a masculine mind." This 
was perhaps the quality our elder statesman, Mr. Bernard 
Baruch, had in mind when he so described Anna Rosenberg, 
the recently appointed Assistant Secretary of Defense. 

Today, as never before, women must be instructed on 
controversial issues, both objectively and with perspective, 
to protect them from becoming easy preys to insidious doc- 
trines. Current affairs and their implications need to be 
taught against the background of the long, slow, painful 
emergence of civilization. Basically, women need training 

October, 1951 

by President Anne G. Pannell 

ontroversial issues 

to develop the power of clear, straightforward, critical 
hmkTng Too many women, out of sheer soft-heartedness, 
become -wittmg propagandists or else accept locaUom 
munity pressures and attitudes unquest.onmgly. Ame"can 
women' m particular, as citizens of a de-""-^' -^l^^";^ 
derstand that democracy is a hard task-maste . It miposes 
onerous duties just as it offers privileges to all c.t.zens. 

The American system has given great freedom and bene- 
fits to Americans who, in their turn, rest under a great obh- 
g ion to preserve their freedom through clear thmkmg 
fbout, and effective leadership in, citizenship. Women edu- 
cated in values are not Ukely to succumb to evd or mere- 
tricious appeals. It is the all-too-rare woman who can 
xamine issues solely on the bas.s of ment. For many 
women, issues frequently become entangled with person- 
alities The education of women, therefore, needs to em- 
phasize the long-range point of view. To ^"-"P'^"?'^";:;' 
It IS not necessary to teach everything, but rather to d, ec 
education to the ultimate goal-the establishment of values 
and the recognition of the first-rate. 

Women also should be educated to take responsibility. 
They should study carefully the programs and pertinent 
data about the organizations they join and be prepared to 
participate constructively in the corporate activity. They 
should not limit themselves to destructive or unbalanced 
criticism. Furthermore, women's organizations today tace 
many problems growing out of the mass education ot 
women. Until recent years, college-educated women in the 
Umted States constituted a comparatively smaU group ot 
women who had similar principles and outlook and who 
assumed responsibility for their obligations. With the 
spread of higher education to constantly enlarging groups, 
there arises the danger that some women may join organi- 
zations for prestige reasons without understanding or sup- 
porting the principles of such organizations. Educated 
women should be trained to assume responsibility in the 
organizations they join and to be more mindful of their 
obligations than of their rights. 

Education is also needed to furnish a wide tolerance— 
a genuine, sincere respect for the opinions of others which 
will enable women to practice the immense chanty needed 
in the world today. Never before in human history has the 
clash of differing ideologies been more intense. Women 
need, therefore, the experience of "tinging belief in their 

own infallibility with a little doubt" in the effort to reach 
mutual worldwide understanding. 

If a woman has a broad general education which h 

developed her whole personahty and prepared her tor re 
™ble citizenship, she should also have acquired anod,e 
nece sity, the "quiet mind." A woman who has studied 
:• h car; and wlo has come to know the b-ory and cu, 
ture of the past will have patience. She will cultivate a 
"quiet mind" which cannot be perplexed or frightened. As 
ScCenhauer has said: "Of ten things that annoy us, nine 
would not be able to to do so if we understood them thor- 
Tghfy in their causes, and therefor,, knew their necessity 

^nf rue nature It is with inward as with outward 

^^cessy; nothing reconciles us so thoroughly as distinct 
knowldge." This precise knowledge of the previous ex- 
perience of the human race is an invaluable part of truning 
for effective citizenship. Thorough knowledge of fac a 
well as their relationship to the total of human knowledge 
Tnd values, is important. To know well -.uhemancs 
science, language, or history is to have assets. To knou 
exactly what happened, and more important, why it hap- 
pened, is a great survival need for a democracy. 

The education of women in these controversial times 
should develop a sense of direction, a faith in purposeful 
social progress. Ours is a dangerous age of frequent divorce, 
disillusionment with values, and disregard of -hgi-. A 
materialistic, cynical society tends to degrade women and 
the /amily, and women have much to lose if these trends 
continue. Women need to support social values and to up- 
hold them with discipline, endurance, sacrifice, and counage. 
Education, then, can help women to develop another 
essential, the quahty of courage. No man or woman can 
accomplish much of a worthwhile nature without courage, 
the "greatest quality of the mind next to honor Here is 
where education should fit a woman for real eadership, the 
kind of leadership that may some day demand that she pull 
out from the "safe majority" and "raise a rebel battle cry 
As Galsworthy expressed it when he wrote of Kn.ght- 

... for who would live so petty and unblest 
That dare not tilt at something ere he die- 
Rather than, screened by safe majority. 
Preserve his little life to little ends 
And never raise a rebel battle cry? 


raculiy and alumnae are 
enaowmg a scnolarsnlp in 
memory of Dean Dutton 
whose name for many is 
synonymous witn 
Sweet Briar 

No ONE loved, planned, and worked more devotedly 
for Sweet Briar than Emily Helen Dutton, our Dean 
from 1923 to 1939. She would rejoice in the endowment 
of this scholarship because it will strengthen Sweet Briar 
by bringing us able, willing students. 

Close to Miss Dutton's heart and mind were all the girls 
who joined our college community. Her interest was far 
more than a question of academic standing or week-end 
permission. Each student felt the kind consideration that 
her problem was given. To many of us Miss Dutton was 
a "college mother." Student Government knew that in her 
they had a faculty adviser on whom they could count for 
understanding and support. The great depth of Christian 
faith which characterized her life found simple and sincere 
expression in the Chapel services which she led. 

What were the rewards of studying with Miss Dutton? 
The surprising experience of learning with a minimum of 
class time drill, the relation of accuracy to meaning, the 
opening vistas of the subject, and the value of doing each 
small unit completely. Classics majors under Miss Dutton 
saw Greek and Latin through the keen and appreciative eyes 
of a scholar. They also became alert to Current Events, to 
scientific developments, to literature, and to the Fine Arts. 
Truth, independent thinking, high class workmanship, 
and cooperation are the ideals which Miss Dutton taught 
and lived. To her we wish to pay this living tribute, an 
endowed scholarship which will enable many others to 
carry on. Let us now express our thanks, giving in the same 
spirit in which we were guided by Emily Helen Dutton— 
dean, teacher, scholar, friend. 

by Marcia Patterson, '32g, M.A. and Ph.D. 
Bry>i Maiir College 

Those aliiiiinae who u/sh to have a l>art in 
this iiicniorial to Dean Dufton may do so by 
sending their checks to Sweet Briar College. 

Emily Helen Dutton was born September 29, 1869 in 
Shirley, Massachusetts. She attended Monson Academy, a 
New England private school, and then Mt. Holyoke. She 
was graduated in one of the first classes there, accorded the 
full A.B. She received her masters degree from Radcliffe 
College and a doctorate of philosophy at the University of 
Chicago where she was a fellow in Latin from 1906 to 

Miss Dutton's first teaching experience was in secondary 
schools, and then for eight years she was a member of the 
Latin department of Vassar College. She then went to Ten- 
nessee College where she was Professor of Greek and Latin 
and later Dean of the college. 

In 192 3 Miss Dutton came to Sweet Briar as Dean and 
Professor of Greek and Latin and here she remained until 
her retirement in 1940, when she became Dean Emeritus. 
From 1942 until her death in 1947 she resided in Lynch- 
burg and was a frequent and welcome visitor at Sweet 

Emily Braswell Parry, '34g, (Mrs. William D.) of Chapel 
Hill, N. C, has agreed to serve as alumnae head of the 
scholarship drive. Emily received her M. A. in Educational 
Psychology and Child Development at Teacher's College in 
New York City in 1937. Her husband teaches graduate 
students in the Education Department at the University of 
North Carolina. Their two sons are Mark, 12, and Chff, 

October, 1951 

The New Requirement for the 
A. B. Degree at Sweet Briar College 


by Jesse M. Fraser, Associate Professor of History 

EGINNING with the members of the class of 195 3 
it will be required that all students registering for the 

A. B. degree at Sweet Briar College submit at least six hours 
of creditable work in American history or American gov- 
ernment taken in preparation for college or on college level. 
In December 19 5 the Faculty supported a recommenda- 
tion brought in by the Faculty's standing Committee on 
Instruction for this purpose. 

This new requirement for an academic minimum of 
learning about American history, with stress on our politi- 
cal evolution, is not revolutionary at Sweet Briar, but it is 
in line with usual practices here; and it reflects a current 
nation-wide demand in this matter. This requirement will 
be advertised for the first time to the public in the forth- 
coming issue of the college catalog. 

The elasticity of this requirement does not mean that any 
of us evaluates preparatory school history as equivalent in 
its intellectual disciplines to college history; but there are 
two reasons — that may interest our Alumnae — that led to 
this way of stating the new requirement. First, by a check 
of the academic records of three classes graduated here just 
after "World War 11" it was discovered that nine women 
within those classes hold the A. B. degree from Sweet Briar, 
who, through their own exercise of academic election of 
subjects, secured no instruction either on pre-college or on 
college level in either the history of the United States of 
America or in any sort of course in government, civics, 
political science, etc., that might have informed them 
decently for intelligent American citizenship. The nine 
whose records show what we hold to be a lack in a liberal 
arts education are obviously exceptions among their class- 
mates; yet it could be claimed by many a critic that the 
degree so obtained is not so strong a guarantee of fitness for 
life as it should be. Also, in recent years, there has been an 
effective campaign going on for the improvement of high 
school work in these closely related subjects — markedly so 
in courses called American history. This is apparently a 
reflection at that academic level of a previous nation-wide 
demand for improved preparation of high school graduates 
for American citizenship, especially since such large num- 
bers of high-school graduates receive no advanced academic 
opportunities yet are quite soon American citizens of large 
political responsibilities. We must recognize that these re- 
lated subjects are really under scrutiny and are currently 
being improved in our high schools. We must also recog- 
nize the fact that there will be some of our students who 
will have had a quite satisfactory course in one of these 
subjects before coming to the College; and they may justi- 
fiably neglect the election of these courses offered here 
especially also if the major field elected at Sweet Briar be in 
a department of the curriculum unrelated to these subjects. 
Under the new requirement it will be left to the student to 
re-evaluate her work in these subjects taken on the high 

school level; and if she holds it to be adequate as a frame 
of reference for her uses in life and the College considers 
it as worth one unit of entrance credit, then it stands as 
satisfactory for this requirement. Of course, she is at 
liberty to elect Sweet Briar's survey courses in these sub- 
jects — as many of our students, well prepared, annually 
elect them. 

The Committee on Instruction came to frame its recom- 
mendation to the Faculty in the light of studies made by 
two other committees here. The standing Committee on 
Educational Trends had reported its findings about curric- 
ulum offerings in these fields in like institutions as well as 
about its other studies on like subjects. Also the standing 
Committee on Instruction had appointed its own special 
sub-committee, called in the catalog a "Cotnmittee on the 
Place of American History in the Ciirricnliiin." This 
special committee consisted of The President, Professors 
Long, Robinson, Fisher and Beard; and I served as its chair- 
man. We were to utilize any findings of the standing Com- 
mittee on Educational Trends germain to our needs, and 
Professor Beard, recently chairman of that standing com- 
mittee, acted as a liason member of the two groups studying 
the matter in hand. But this new special committee was 
also to examine our own house, hold conferences, and come 
in with recommendations. 

We worked for about two years on this appointment and 
we have filed our findings — all of which are not yet fully 
used. Among our activities was the presentation of a ques- 
tionnaire to the student body in January 195 0, that two 
classes of Alumnae will recall, "to ascertain courses taken 
and other academic experiences of students at Sweet Briar 
College, 1949-19 W, that have enriched training for Ameri- 
can citizenship and for tcorld citizenship." The student 
body gave us excellent cooperation in getting in their an- 
swers through the convocation called for the presentation 
of the purpose and through the fine work of the staff of 
the Sweet Briar News and the four class presidents. On our 
study of the answers received to the questionnaire we think 
we can rely for making some points in this new require- 
ment. From the findings of the Committee on Educational 
Trends we got serviceable advices especially along two lines: 
in careful examination of catalogs of a large number of like 
American colleges, the committeemen had found no single 
course advertised that appeared more promising to better 
serve average American college students than might our 
two general survey courses here serve students in these 
related fields. As our Alumnae may recall, one is The 
United States of America: — From the Period of the Dis- 
coieries to the Present (offered through two separate semes- 
ters of work and credited for six hours), and the other is 
The Goi ernment of the United States: History and Practice 
(offered throughout the year and credited for six hours). 
(Continued on page 20) 

Aluvtnae News 

Back ruw: Thomas K. !5loii, Susan, 18, DuuLbY, 17. 

Front: Holly (Amelia Mollis, 21/^), Amelia and 

Mary Vista, 10 mos. 

Dear Fellow Ah 


1WISH I had the opportunity of talking to each of you 
and telhng you how successful the past fiscal year of 
our Association has been. Each member of the Alumnae 
Association has contributed her part to our accomplish- 

Thirty-eight clubs throughout the United States have 
held at least one meeting and in most cases three meetings 
this year. Most of them have contributed their funds from 
money-making projects to the Manson Memorial Scholar- 
ship Fund. Two clubs have set up scholarships to be 
awarded to local girls. The clubs' projects have been many 
and varied, ranging from hockey games, rummage sales, 
raffles, card parties, picnics, puppet shows and movies, to 
sponsoring a performance of the Boston Pops and a recital 
by Miss Iren Marik. 

Individual alumnae have shown their interest in the col- 
lege by a great number of gifts of money for Junior Year 
in France Scholarships, for library books in honor of Mrs. 
Dora Neill Raymond, for a new science building, for re- 
stringing Daisy's harp, the Music Department and tangible 
gifts such as a grand piano for Sweet Briar House, have 
proven the loyalty and concern of "our girls." 

Your elected representatives to the Alumnae Council 
have been untiring in their efforts to further the interest 
of the Association. Being business women, housewives, and 
teachers has not kept them from coming considerable dis- 
tance to attend our three yearly Council meetings. 

These Council members are not the only ones who have 
contributed of their time and energies to the furthering of 

A real Sweet Briar family 
is that of Amelia Hollis 
Scott, '29g, who is serving 
her second term as Presi- 
dent of the Alumnae 
Association, and whose 
daughter, Susan, is a 
Sweet Briar sophomore. 

Sweet Briar College's interests. The college and the Asso- 
ciation are justly proud of their Alumnae Representatives. 
In 19 5 there were forty-eight and in 1951 there are one 
hundred twenty Alumnae Representatives. 

The mechanics of keeping the Alumnae Association, with 
its many different aspects, going smoothly has been accom- 
plished by the efficiency of Margaret CorniveU Schmidt. 
Margaret and her daughter, Ruthie, came to Sweet Briar in 
September, 195 0, and as Mrs. Pannell says, "Margaret has 
been indefatigable in performing her duties as Alumnae 
Secretary." As our official hostess on the campus Margaret 
has made welcome alumnae and husbands and children, stu- 
dents, daughters and relatives, and she has been our repre- 
sentative in explaining the Alumnae Association to the 

Our official score keeper has been Beulah Norris, our 
excellent Fund Chairman. Beulah points out that our 
Alumnae Fund for 19 50-51 has been larger than last year 
but has fewer contributors. As the Alumnae Fund for 
1952 will be used for scholarships, our alumnae will realize 
the value of the contribution to the Association. 

These past three years have been busy ones for me, as 
you can imagine after seeing our family group. But my 
contacts at Sweet Briar have been happy ones, both in my 
role as parent and as alumnae president. I have enjoyed it 
all, and look forward to an even better year in 1951-52. 

Amelia Hollis Scott 


by Helen K. Mull 
and Miss Minna Reynolds 

Rupert Hughes — George Washington 
Frederick Klees — The Vennsyhatiia Dutch 
Marian Crawford — The Little Princesses 
A. Toynbee — Civilization on Trial 
Edmund Sinnott — Cell and Psyche 
C. G. Osgood — Poetry as a Means of Grace 

October, 1951 



IT WAS a wonderful experience to be back on the campus 
at Sweet Briar, and of all the meaningful happenings of 
that Commencement week-end, to me the greatest was the 
privilege of hearing Dr. Jones' Baccalaureate sermon. As 
he addressed us, I couldn't help reviewing in my mmd our 
own private adventure in rediscovering God. My final 
thought was that when Dick and I started to reappraise 
our spiritual values, we certainly weren't aware that we 
were part of a national trend. 

Three things, I believe, entered into our definite seeking 
for a more vital feeling about religion. First of all, we 
found as parents that we needed all the help of that nature 
that we could get. Second, a recently arrived, and very 
dynamic, minister at our church led us into a new under- 
standing of the many practical ways in which Christian 
teaching aids us in every phase of daily living. Third, my 
rather dramatic and serious bout with a bad virus started 
us into a new appreciation of the vital part that a deep 
f.iith in God, and the power of prayer plays in any kind of 
a family crisis. 

We had been getting apathetic about church attendance, 
and had always been a little desultory about family devo- 
tions. Then we came to the conclusion that many families 
reach, when they try to keep their children in the paths of 
right living. Religion is truly caught, and not taught. So 
back to church we went, with the inevitable result that our 
boys were most interested in Sunday School. I won't go 
into details about the way daily problems of discipline and 
family relationships melted away, but I can vouch for the 
fact that a family that had always been extremely happy 
and loving anyway, found itself on an even more solid 
footing. At the same time that we made this definite effort 
to tend to our spiritual fences, we found ourselves realizing 
how much of our memories of our own happy childhoods 
depended on our parents' firm belief in and dependence on 
the principles of Christian living. 

by Evelyn Anderson Tull, '27g 

As I mentioned before, we have had the privilege of lis- 
tening to a minister who not only is able to interpret the 
scriptures in terms of daily living, but who exemplifies that 
very power that Dr. Jones stressed so perfectly. I think our 
minister's wife expressed most succinctly the truth about 
following the Christian way of life. Said Mrs. Miller, "It 

We had already found all this out before I succumbed 
to a virus last fall, and it was wonderful to find that the 
same calmness that had manifested itself in our normal 
living, carried us through the stress of a serious illness; 
which always disrupts a family. I believe our present spir- 
itual awareness is the force in our lives that will see us and 
our boys through anything from the tensions that are 
always around us nowadays to the even greater chaos of 
another world war. This belief in God's ultimate power of 
goodness, and the necessity for us to live up to the Golden 
Rule is what we Americans have to tie to. I can't close 
without a thank-you to Dr. Jones for helping me to crys- 
tallize my thoughts about rediscovering God. 

A New Covincil Member 

Elizabeth Durham Goodhue, '39g, (Mrs. Albert, Jr.) of 
Marblehead, Massachusetts, has been selected by the Alum- 
nae Council to fill the unexpired term of Anna Mary 
Chldnter Heywood, who resigned last June. Betsy has 
two children, a son, "Tag," 9, and a daughter, Temple, 4, 
and has just moved to a new home. She is busy in a wide 
variety of community activities, including hospital, school. 
Junior League, World Federalists, music and fine arts com- 
mittees, and also the Sweet Briar Club of Boston. She has 
also served as secretary for her class. In addition she has 
many hobbies which she pursues in her "spare" time. They 

are painting, (pastels and children's portraits), restoring 
old furniture and sailing. 

In college she was Fire Chief her senior year and was also 
a member of Chung Mung, Aints and Asses, Glee Club, 
varsity hockey and tennis teams, the Briar Patch and News 
staffs and the May Court. 

Betsy's home was in Richmond before her marriage, and 
she will be able to combine a visit home with attendance 
at Council Meetings. 

The Council is sorry that Anna Mary can no longer 
serve, but considers itself very fortunate to find so able a 
successor as Betsy Goodhue. 

Alumnae Ncuf 

We Point 

Margaret White Knobloch, Dorothy McKee Abney, Dorothy 
Kdier Iliff, Dorothy Bailey Hughes, Dorothy Hamilton Davis, 
Wanda Jeiisch Harris, Margaret Reinhold, Edna Lee Gilchrist, 
Mary Bristol Graham, Elizabeth Moore Rusk, Lois Pelerwn Wilson, 
Jeanftte Hoppinger Schanz. 




NLY sixteen of the class of '26 were back. Is it pos- 
sible that they were the only agile ones? And agile 
they were, to keep the pace of Commencement festivities. 
Nosey, as always, they could not bear to miss anything. 
However, the college failed to realize their athletic powers 
as they found they were to be the occupants of first floor 
Grammer — must admit it was a help. 

It would be repetition to give a detailed report of the 
enjoyable Commencement activities. I am sure everyone 
knows this routine so I shall go on to the climax of reunion 
for unr class. This was the picnic held at Edna Lee Gil- 
christ's. You are aware, I hope, of the fact that Edna is 
Farmer Joe's wife. Incidentally, you all would have been 
proud of Edna's adeptness as toastmistress at the Alumnae 
Banquet. I do wish "you all" could see the remodeling that 
has been done to the Farm House and enjoy the charm and 
hospitality of the Gilchrist's. A glorious time was had 
by all. 

Picking one at random of our class and admitting that 
the other sixty-six have similar capabilities. Lib Roundfree 
Kellerman represented us well. Lib flew from Honolulu to 
attend reunion. While on campus she was pleased to have 
the opportunity to be initiated into Phi Beta Kappa to 
which she was elected last year. In addition to all Lib's 
other accomplishments, among which are being an excellent 
mother to two sons, organizing an active P. T. A. and serv- 
ing on a committee to form a constitution for the State of 
Hawaii, we decided, in the wee small hours, to run Lib on 

With Pride 

Margaret Gordon, '44g, who was awarded the Chi 
Omega prize at the University of Virginia for the out- 
standing woman graduate of the year. She graduated from 
the University Law School in June. 

Martha Lou Leiiimon Stohlman, '34g, author of a book 
review which appeared in The American journal of Psy- 
chology, April, 1951. The book reviewed is Social Psy- 
chology by Theodore Newcomb. 

Evalena Sharp, '48g, who received the doctor's degree of 
International Public Law at the Faculty of Laws of the 
University of Paris. 

Eleanor Williams Sloan, '30g, who practically single 
handedly held a Country Auction at her home in Lynn, 
Massachusetts and as a result sent $100.00 to the Manson 

Catherine Cox, '49g, who has been accepted as a member 
of a USO entertainment troupe which will soon leave for 

Evelyn Ware Saunders, '30g, newly appointed Superin- 
tendent of Public Welfare for Amherst County, Virginia. 

Mary Whitehead Van Hyning, '17g, whose appointment 
to the staff of the Family Consultation Service of East 
Chester, Inc., was announced last spring. 

Anne Beth Beard Eubank, '47g, recently elected Chair- 
man of the Amherst County Health and Welfare Council. 

a coalition ticket for the first Woman President of these 
our United States. 

One is so imbued with the graciousness and personality 
of the present student body, to borrow Edna's idea as she 
expressed at the banquet. Wouldn't it be perfect if all our 
daughters, daughters of our friends or son's future wives 
could join the present Briarites? 

The general consensus of opinion of the "Sweet Sixteen 
'26ers" was — that gals who haven't made the effort to go 
back to college, recently, should certainly do so. What a 
rejuvenation! Also, we agreed that the restoration of Sweet 
Briar House, redecorating of the dormitories and Bebe Gil- 
christ Barnes's excellent landscaping have enhanced the 
charm of Sweet Briar College. 

As always. 
The Mouthpiece for Class of '26 

October, 1951 

Nominations The Alumnae Office 

are in Order 

Next spring you will vote for new officers of the Alum- 
nae Association and the sixteen members at large of the 
Alumnae Council. At thfe annual meeting of the Alum- 
nae Association in June a Nominating Committee was 
elected. The Council had selected Norfolk as the city 
from which the Nominating Committee was to be chosen. 
Sue Slaughter, '13g, was elected Chairman and her com- 
mittee is as follows: 

Marion Peele, Special 

Frances Miirrcll Rickards, 'lOg 

Cornelia Carroll Gardner, '18g 

Grace Merrick Twohy, '24g 

Margaret Williams Bayne, '27g 

Mary Marks, '3 5g 

Anna Rcdfcrn Ferguson, '37g 

Murrell Rickards Bowden, '44g 

Eleanor Potts Snodgrass, '48g 

Sydney Sue Ovcrstreet Meredith, '5 0g 
Sue has already written to all the Club Presidents asking 
for suggestions for possible candidates from Club members. 
She would also welcome names from alumnae who live in 
areas where there are no clubs. The slate of nominees must 
be representative of as many classes as possible as well as 
geographical regions. 

According to the By-Laws voted upon last June, six of 
the nominees for Council membership shall have served at 
least two terms on the Council at any time, seven shall have 
served at least one term at any time and seven shall have 
served no term. 

Council members are elected for a two year term and are 
expected to attend three regular meetings each year at 
Sweet Briar. There are no funds available for travel ex- 
penses of Council members, but they stay at Sweet Briar as 
guests of the college. 

Miss Slaughter graduated from Sweet Briar in 1913 and 
then received a diploma from the New York School of 
Social Work. For many years she was Director of the 
Family Welfare Association in Norfolk. She also served 
as President of the Women's Council for Interracial Co- 
operation. With Sue as Chairman of the committee it is 
certain that a thorough and competent job will be done. 

Miss Betsey Mullen, '47g, has joined the staff of the 
Alumnae Office, replacing Miss Sue Francis who has re- 
signed to be married. 

Following her graduation in 1947 Betsey taught nursery 
school and then attended secretarial school in New York. 
She has served as secretary to the Vice-President of the 
advertising firm of Donahue and Coe in New York. Her 
most recent job has been that of secretary to a Colonel at 
Fort Jay on Governor's Island, New York, where her 
father, an Army Colonel, has been stationed. 

Betsey is pleased to be back at Sweet Briar and we feel 
very fortunate to have her. 

As we go to press, another change has taken place m the 
alumnae office. Mrs. Janice M. Davis has replaced Mrs. 
Mildred Watts Witt as secretary. Mrs. Davis lives in 
Madison Heights, is the mother of two children, and a 
neice of Mrs. Hitt, one of our infirmary nurses. 

Mr. Don C. Wkeaton D 


Alumnae everywhere will be saddened to hear of the death on September 30, 1951, of Mr. Don C. 
Wheaton, treasurer of Sweet Briar from 1942 until 1950. Since July 1950, Mr. Wheaton had been 
financial vice-president of Kenyon College, his alma mater, in Gambier, Ohio. He is survived by his 
wife, a son, Don C. Wheaton, Jr., and two daughters, Mrs. Bert S. Sanborn and Anne Wheaton. 

While at Sweet Briar, Mr. Wheaton endeared himself to every student, and was a vital part of the 
college community. 

Alumnae News 

AS YOU sit down to read this October issue of 
XX, the Alumnae News, Fall is in the air, you 
can smell the burning of the leaves, perhaps your 
back aches from planting your bulbs. If it does, we 
of the Sweet Briar Alumnae Club of Washington, 
D. C, hope it will ache just a touch more next fall 
because you will by then have been planting more 
and exotic bulbs (we hope)— BULBS FROM HOL- 
LAND: the deep glowing scarlet tulip known as the 
Couleur Cardinal, the General De Wit, the rich 
orange, or for clear yellow, the Primrose Empress, 
and if you want a snow white tulip just order the 
White Hawk; then there are the double varieties, 
Electra, those gorgeous deep cherry red. Orange Nas- 
sau, which is most rare and unusual and is reddish 
bronze; or if your garden needs a touch of pink, the 
Peach Blossom will fill that bill; add to the above the 
Darwin and Cottage varieties, the Parrot tulips and 
the extra special Species or Botanical. Would that 
space permitted of more on tulips — but there are 
Daffodils and Narcissi to think about: Monique which 
is something quite new, having pure white star-like 
petals (perianth) nicely frilled yellow cup, edged 
deep orange; or the Scarlet Elegance, fiery red cup, 
deep yellow petals (perianth). And, what Hyacinths: 
Bismarch, that lovely soft blue, or the King of the 
Blues, which is the rich dark blue, and Lady Derby 
for the light pink, and L'innocence for the pure 
white. All of this glamour for your garden, and 
iit no extra cost, because the Sweet Briar Alumnae 
Club of Washington, D. C, has been able to make 
very special arrangements with one of the largest 
bulbs growers in Holland. All bulbs are guaranteed 
and certified by the Dutch Phylopathological Ser- 

by ViviENNE Barkalow Hornbeck, '18g 

October, 1951 


Vivienne Barkalow 
Hornbeck, '18, wife 
of Dr. Stanley Horn- 
beck, former ambas- 
sador to the Nether- 
lands, conceived this 
idea for the Washing- 
ton Club, which she 
here presents as a 
method of fund- 
raising for clubs and 


vice. This advance notice is in this October issue be- 
cause it is the only Alumnae News which goes to all 
of the alumnae. The Washington Club has undertaken 
this gigantic project, and I use those words with great 
pride because the Washington Club is the first Club to 
attempt a nation wide project. Mrs. James A. Glascock, 
Jr. (Adelaide Boze, '40g) 4266 South 3 5th Street, Arling- 
ton, Virginia, is our National Bulb Chairman. As this 
issue reaches you, letters outlining the plan in more detail 
will reach all Club Presidents from Mrs. Glascock, as the 
Washington Club is sharing with other Clubs "our" com- 
mission, which is most generous on the part of the Dutch 
firm. But, hold it — we haven't forgotten to plan for those 
of you who do not live in Club areas — a letter to Mrs. 
Glascock or to me, Vivienne Barkalow Hornbeck, '18g, 
(Mrs. Stanley K.) 2139 Wyoming Avenue, Washington 8, 
D. C, will receive prompt attention. Planning with the 
Clubs is relatively simple but we don't want to have one 
among you who wants bulbs and is not in a Club area not 
to have them but that planning is not so simple, so, if you 
are Interested in having Dutch bulbs, please be so good as 
to write to either one of us or, if this issue gets "pitched 
out" by mistake and you can't remember our names, a note 
to the Alumnae Office will be promptly forwarded to Mrs. 
Glascock. We would like to have as much time as is pos- 
sible to take care of these individual orders, and when your 
note Indicating your interest for further data reaches Mrs. 
Glascock she will, in due course, send you a "flyer" which 
gives full description of the bulbs and the prices — but just 
to help us out we would like to have word from you, and 
soon, in order that we may have some idea of how many 
"flyers" to order. I know the good old back aches, but 

while your mind is on your fall planting and you wish you 
had done this or that just relax and picture what these few 
of many bulbs which I have described for you will do for 
your garden next spring and take pen in hand and let us 
have some idea of what you want. I realize that it is early, 
but we must reach all of you and this is the only means of 
doing it — short of going completely broke — you must 
admit that we have you who are not in Club areas very 
much in mind. And that brings me to an interesting idea 
which we have worked out, if you are not in a Club area 
but have a "pal" who Is and you want her Club to have 
the commission, just send your request for more detailed 
information to her and your order can go through her for 
her Club. That there may be no misunderstanding in 
regard to finances, we of the Washington Club want you 
to know exactly what "goes on." The Dutch firm allows 
the Washington Club 20% and the Washington Club offers 
this idea to all Clubs for 1 5 % . The 5 % difference is due 
to the fact that the Washington Club is paying all of the 
bills for the "flyers," the cut for the picture in this maga- 
zine, to say nothing of envelopes and stamps, aytd we pay 
the shipping charges. Further you don't even have to 
worry about the duty on the bulbs, all you have to do is 
Indicate your interest and all possible data will be sent to 
you. We feel that you are just bursting to have your 
garden burst into bloom with BULBS FROM HOLLAND. 
The important thing is that you act promptly (you can 
tell that I listen to my radio or television). Four channels 
for ordering are open to you: through the Clubs, the 
National Chairman, Adelaide Bozc Glascock, myself, \^ivi- 
enne Barkalniv Hornbeck, or the Alumnae Office. "All for 
one and one for all" for Sweet Briar Alumnae Scholarships. 


Alininiae News 

ONE of the incidents of owning property is the right 
to dispose of it at death. Although women control 
a major portion of the wealth of this nation, few of them 
take advantage of their right to make a will. Perhaps it is 
only natural that because wills are associated with a subject 
unpleasant to contemplate — death — making one is put off 
until "tomorrow." But because tomorrow may be, and 
frequently is, too late, it is important to consider today the 
value to you of a will. 

The two principal reasons for making a will are first, 
to make certain that your property will go to those to 
whom you wish it to go, and second, to make certain that 
as much of your estate as possible is preserved for your 
beneficiaries and as little as possible is used up in adminis- 
tration expenses and taxes. 

Who would be the beneficiaries of your estate if you 
should die intestate depends upon the law of the State in 
which you reside and hold property. States vary in their 
laws, and it is, therefore, not possible to make generalities 
on this subject. Under the law in the District of Columbia, 
there are provisions which cause women familiar with them 
to make a will. For example, if a woman who is married 
and has no children wishes her husband to have her real 
estate upon her death, she must leave it to him by will. 
Otherwise, he will have no interest in it. If a woman has 
a husband and children, upon her death intestate her per- 
sonal property will be divided between them. If the chil- 
dren are minors, it will be necessary to have a guardian 
appointed to protect their interests. The premiums on the 
bonds covering the guardian will sometimes consume a 
small estate. By will, the wife may leave all her personal 
property to her husband, permitting him in his discretion 
to use whatever portion he wishes for the benefit of the 

If a mother wishes to leave specific articles to her respec- 
tive children she will write a will. Often, the dividing up 
of mother's property will lead to hard feelings and bitter- 
ness between brothers and sisters. One woman in order to 
avoid the possibility of such a family dispute gave to each 
of her three children a copy of a list of her possessions. She 
asked them to indicate those articles in which they were 
very much interested, those in which they were interested 
and those in which they were not interested. When the lists 
were returned to her, she made out her will, trying so far 
as possible to comply with the wishes of all the children. 

A widow may be satisfied that her children will inherit 
all of her property. She may, however, have a particular 
person whom she would like to appoint guardian of her 
children, and she may do so by will. 

Assuming, however, that you find under the law your 
property will go to those relatives to whom you wish it to 

Especially timely in coiiiiectioii with the 
recent booklet, "Sowing a Seed," this 
article by one of our lawyer alumnae is 
reprinted for the benefit of those who did 
not see it in the April Alumnae News. 




by Ellen Siiod grass Park, '37g 

go upon your death, no doubt you will have some charitable 
organizations or other institutions which you would like to 
include among your beneficiaries. There is no State which 
would give Sweet Briar a share of your estate unless you 
made a will to that effect. Our college increasingly needs 
your support, and if each alumna would include in her will 
a bequest to Sweet Briar, the college would be aided im- 
measurably in its efforts to maintain its standards at a level 
of which we are proud. 

In these days of rising costs and taxes you will want to 
preserve as much of your property as possible for your bene- 
ficiaries. By making a will there are numerous ways in 
which you can save expense to your estate. For example 
by naming an executor and permitting him to serve with- 
out bond, you may dispense with or cut to a nominal sum 
his bond, and thereby save on the premium. By naming an 
executor you may feel confident that there will be someone 
who will take charge of your affairs promptly upon your 
death, and thereby avoid unnecessary delay and expense in 
settling your estate. This is particularly important' for 
women who live alone. 

It is also possible by will to provide intelligently for the 
effect of taxes on your estate. 

If you have decided by now that you would like to have 
a will, I urge strongly that you consult an attorney to draw 
it for you. It is true that you could probably write a valid 
will yourself, but it takes an expert to draw one which will 
adequately serve the two purposes mentioned. 

It is possible that you may be one of those unusual 
women who has a will. If so, be certain that it is kept up 
to date as conditions change within your family and as 
legislation is enacted which might possibly affect it. 

I am concerned, in general, about the need for women 
to make wills. As a Sweet Briar alumna, I am particularly 
concerned about the need for other Sweet Briar alumnae to 
include our college among the beneficiaries of their estates. 

October, 1951 


New Members of Faculty and Staff 
Sweet Briar College 1951-52 

Eaton, Mrs. Evelyn, Visiting Lecturer in English 
Student, University of Paris 

Freeman, Mr. Sidney L., Instructor in English 

B.S. University of Wisconsin, M.A. Bowling Green 
(Ohio) State University 

Hayes, Miss Margaret W., Secretary- Assistant in Office 
of Public Relations 
B.A. Marietta College 

McGar, Mr. Frank H., Instructor in Physics and 
B.A. Yale, M.S. Case Institute of Technology 

Mullen, Betsey, Secretary in Alumnae Office 
A.B. Sweet Briar College 

Ratcliff, Miss Muriel M., Instructor in Riding 
Reid, Mr. Ben L., Instructor in English 

A.B. University of Louisville, A.M. Columbia University 

Reid, Mrs. Jane D., Assistant in English 
A.B., A.M. University of Louisville 

Williams, Miss Jean Louise, Assistant Dean and Director 
of Personnel and Vocational Guidance 
A.B., A.M. Wellesley College 

Allison, Mrs. Eleanor Atkins, Manager, Boxicood Inn 


Sweet Briar College has an opening on the administrative 
staff for a woman of ability in the capacity of "Director 
of Development." 

QUALIFICATIONS: The candidate should be between 
30 and 45. She must have an A.B. degree. Good judgment, 
stability, a liking for people and an outgoing personality are 

EXPERIENCE: Any experience in the fields of organi- 
zation, public relations, fund raising, selling or promotional 
work will be of value. 

DUTIES: The Director of Development will assume the 
responsibilities of the Office of Development, which include 
organization as well as continual work on the promotion of 
Sweet Briar College with the aim of increasing the endow- 
ment, strengthening old friends of the college and culti- 
vating new ones. Some travel will be necessary to make 
speeches to varied groups and to see individuals toward 
furthering the best interests of the college. The director 
will send out letters, information and literature about the 
college and endowment and will, in general, help to carrv 
out the development program as determined by the Devel- 
opment Committee and the Board of Overseers. 

SALARY: The salary will be in scale with the admin- 
istrative staff salaries at Sweet Briar and with the experience 
of the candidate and will increase as the office increases. 

Will all alumnae please make every effort to find the 
right person for this position. 

Please send information to Sara Shallenbergcr Brown, 
'32g (Mrs. W. L. Lyons), Chairman Development Com- 
mittee, or ask candidates to apply directly by mail to Sweet 
Briar College. 


The Personnel Office is eager to as- 
sist alumnae in securing jobs whenever 
possible. If you would like to have 
your name on file please fill out, clip 
and mail the form opposite to Miss 
Jean Williams, Sweet Briar College. 
For alumnae in the New York area the 
Woman's Placement Bureau, Inc., 541 
Madison Avenue, will continue to offer 
free advisory and placement service for 
Sweet Briar alumnae. 





Today's Date- 

Advanced degrees and/or specialized training (typing, etc). 

Present paid occupation: Type of work- 



Previous paid occupations: 

Type of work Locatiori- 


Volunteer Activities- 

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Alumnae News 


A FEW days ago I came across an essay written when 
I was a high school senior. It was entitled "Why I 
Want to Go to College," and the first sentence was one 
fit for the "Letters We Never Finished Reading" feature 
in the New Yorker. I wrote, "I believe that a thorough 
liberal arts education is the key to a worthwhile and happy 
life," in true graduation-speech style. It is not much easier 
now, after four years at Sweet Briar and a little post- 
graduate thought and experience, to tell why a Sweet Briar 
education made possible by scholarship aid had tremendous 
influence on my life. Any alumna realizes that the knowl- 
edge, opportunities of a college degree, friendships, and 
memories which any college offers are only a part of the 
benefits of Sweet Briar. The unique element seems to be 
that a Briarite learns in the classroom to think independ- 
ently, to formulate a philosophy of her own, and simul- 
taneously learns to practice her ideals in the life of the col- 
lege. She discovers in the Honor System an application of 
the philosophy of the importance and worth of the indi- 
vidual. In Student Government, she has the opportunities 
of effective citizenship and of leadership. She accepts the 
responsibilities of being an integral and important part of 
the campus community. 

Sally Webb Lent. 'Wg, 
a scholarship student at 
Sweet Briar for four 
years, speaks knowingly 
of her experience and 
its meaning for her. 

At Sweet Briar the life of a scholarship student is little 
unlike that of her classmates. She has a limited allowance, 
but on a country campus this limits her activities very 
slightly. Each week she volunteers an afternoon's work to 
a department of the college — the Public Relations office, 
the Treasurer's office, or the Alumna office. The time which 
I spent in the Alumnae office learning the techniques of 
handling big mailings and files, of organizing meetings and 
raising funds has been invaluable to me. In volunteer work 
for various organizations and campaigns I'm twice as 
efficient for the Alumnae office experience. Many of us 
who were on scholarship held self-help jobs in the refectory. 
This too was more a pleasure than a hindrance. The student 
waitresses are one of the most informed and active groups 

on campus. Many interesting discussions of campus or 
world issues take place at the student help tables. And at 
the election dinner in the spring, many a little green 
uniform is decorated with a corsage, the badge of a student 
government office. The attitude of other students toward 
those on scholarship is always one of respect, never of sym- 

The policies of the Sweet Briar Scholarship Committee 
are unusually understanding and sensible, adapted to the 
particular needs of a small college. A girl who is scholar- 
ship material is defined as one who needs the financial aid, 
who maintains a fairly good academic record, and who has 
proved herself capable of serving the college. The scholar- 
ship student is not forced to be a "grind" by unreasonably 
rigid academic requirements. She has time to give to extra- 
curricular activities — sports. Student Government, dra- 
matics — and to the challenging discussions which crop up 
in the dell or the Inn. I believe that it is the combination 
of the high academic standards, the opportunities of the 
student government system, and the tradition of serious 
informal discussion which is responsible for the high pur- 
pose of the Sweet Briar product. And the Scholarship Com- 
mittee reahstically admits that the exceptional scholar is less 
effective than the well-rounded student who has mastered 
the technique of give-and-take community living. The 
Scholarship Committee also refrains from over-emphasizing 
to scholarship students their great responsibility to the col- 
lege. We never felt under pressure to prove our value, or 
consequently inadequate to or undeserving of the additional 
responsibilities which our scholarships entailed. 

Every student at Sweet Briar is in a sense a scholarship 
student. She realizes that a substantial contribution to her 
education comes from the endowment fund. Each student 
therefore knows that she is indebted to the believers in 
Sweet Briar who have contributed to the fund, a debt which 
she repays by her contributions toward a better Sweet Briar 
and eventually toward a better world. Those of us whose 
education there is made possible by extraordinary financial 
aid feel ourselves worthy of this additional trust only if we 
are doing our best for the college and are obtaining for 
ourselves maximum benefit from Sweet Briar. We want if 
possible to increase the value of the title "A. B., Sweet Briar 
College" by our records after graduation. And we can't 
help but believe a little immodestly that more scholarship 
students will go a long way toward building a stronger 
Sweet Briar. 

October, 1951 

THE Alumnae Council has voted to designate the 
1951-52 Alumnae Fund for scholarships. In a recent 
survey of twelve women's colleges requiring College Board 
examinations, Sweet Briar ranked twelfth in percentage of 
students receiving scholarship aid. At Sweet Briar 10.6% 
of the girls are on scholarships, while the next lowest per- 
centage among the twelve is 12%. The highest is 32'f, 
and the average is 20%. So it is obvious that this year's 
appeal is well founded. 

Sweet Briar needs scholarships to attract able girls, and 
it needs scholarships to hold them at Sweet Briar. Every 
year we lose outstanding girls to other colleges because we 
do not have enough scholarship funds available. 

Beulah Norris, '21g, National Fund Chairman, has done 
an outstanding job of organization, and the class fund 
agents have worked hard. Every alumna owes these girls 
a vote of thanks for their untiring efforts for Sweet Briar. 
They have many discouragements, but are willing to keep 
trying to interest their classmates in the Alumnae Fund. 
Without them the Fund could never have had this success. 
We are indeed grateful to Beulah and her "team," and wish 
them every success. May our Alumnae Fund reach new 
heights in 1951-52! 

The following letter was written to the alumnae secre- 
tary after the publication of the list of contributors last 

Dear Margaret: 

In reading the October issue of the Alumnae News 
I noticed what seemed to me several startling omissions 
in the list of contributors to the Alumnae Fund from my 
class. I mean girls who were most particularly enthusiastic 
Briarites while in college, but apparently lost interest in 
Sweet Briar since they graduated. At least they have lost 
sufficient interest to forget the fund. More specifically I 
noticed that a few girls, who, as I remember, had tuition 
scholarships at Sweet Briar, failed to contribute. As a 
former scholarship student myself, I cannot see how they 
can forget that they really owe a great debt to the college 
and even the smallest contribution will at least help to pay 
that debt. (At this point, please don't look up and see how 
much I have contributed. Since I have been married money 
has been rather scarce, but at least I have enthusiasm, in- 
terest, and above all, appreciation, and I hope that some day 
my contributions may be equal to the amount of my appre- 
ciation). . . . 





1950-51 - Faculty Salaries 
1951-52 - Scholarships 

July 1, 1950 — June 30, 1951 

The Alumnae Fund Chairman, the class agents, the 
Alumnae Association, and the College sincerely thank all 
Sweet Briar alumnae who contributed during the past year 
to the Alumnae Fund and to the college, and who made it 
possible to present the following report: 

Alumnae Fund for faculty salaries $16,471.56 

Endowment of Manson Scholarship'-" 2,080.00 

For Local Scholarships 1,200.00 

For General Scholarship Fund 150.00 

Benedict Scholarship Fund 15 3.16 

Christmas gifts from various alumnae 1,300.00 

Birthday gifts from various alumnae 1,730.00 

Junior Year In France Scholarship 120.00 

For library books in honor of Dora Neill Raymond 412.50 

For painting in memory of Margaret Malone 

McClements from the Pittsburgh Club _ 500.00 

Lyman Lectureship 12.00 

For class of '26 in memory of Margaret 

Malone McClements 300.00 

TOTAL $24,429.22 

■including a gift from Mrs. N. C. Manson 


Aliufniac News 

Academy— $3,157.50— 8% 

Mary Armslron^ Mc Clary, L.M.C. 

Anna Bcveridgf l-rakc, L.M. 

CiTlrudr Billuibfr. L.M.C. 

HHen Brocketi Owrn-Smith. L.M. 

Ciylie Carroll AHcn. L.M. 

Emma Clyde Hodge. L.M.C. 

Mildred Cobb Koosevcit 

Elisabeth Cooke Shryock 

Margery Cox White, L.M. 

Ruth Crawford Jarvis 

Margaret Davirs McMillin 

Nell Drarborn Reed 

Helen D:ttenhavir. L.M. 

Margaret Duval Handy. L.M. 

Mary Ervin Townseiid 

Fanita Ferris Welsh 

Maria Garth Inge, L.M. 

Elise Gibson Carney 

Ruth Gibson Venning 

Gillian Goodall Comer 

Mary Page Grammer 

Edith Harper Cidlier 

Anne Hawkins Lee 

Aylette Henry Peery, L.M. 

Margaret Kaufman Spain, L.M. 

Alberta Hensel Pew, L.M.C. 

Edwina Hensel W^-arton- Smith 

Emily Kersey. L.M. 

Katharine Lanier Jones 

Kathleen Logan Love. L.M. 

Marie Lor ton Sims, L.M. 

Cynthia Magee Mead 

Hazel Marshall Slerretl. L.M. 

Mabel Mclf'ane Harrah 

Lou Emma MrWhorter Carroll 

Bonner Means Baker, L.M. 

Ellis Meredith 

Katharine Nirolson Sydnor 

Margaret Potts Williams* 

Virginia Robertson Harrison 

Ruth Schabacker, L.M.C. 

Ethel Shoop Godwin 

Eleanor Smith Hall. L.M. 

Eleanor Steele Thomas 

Manila Valentine Cronly. L.M. 

Margaret Waddey Boxley 

Dorothy Wallace Ravenel, L.M. 

Eula Weakley Cross 

Margaret Wilson Ballantyne, L.M.C. 

Laura Woodbridge Foster 

Special— $82.00— 1 1 % 

Sarah Louise Arnold. L. M. 

Carolini' Freiburg Marcus. L.M. 

Claudine Griffin Holoonib** 

Mary Herd Moore. L.M. 

Grace Martin. L.M.C. 

Marion Peele 

Edna Steves Vaiighan 

Eudalia White Lohrke 

Hattic Wilson Diggs 

Hannah Workum Schwab, L.M. 

1910— $113.00— 67% 

Marjorie Cnuper Prince 

Eugenia Griffin Burnrll. L.M.C.** 

Louise Hooper Ewell, L.M.C. 

Claudine Hutlcr 

Frances Murrell Rickards. L.M.C.** 

Annie Powell Hodges, L.M.C. 

Adelaide Shockey Mallory* 

Mary Scott Glass 

1911— $15.00— 27% 

Alma lionih Tavlor 

Margaret Dressier Nohowel, L.M. 

Virginia Hurt Turner 

Ruth Lloyd. L.M. 

Mary Virginia Parker, L.M.C. 

1912— $123.00— 50% 

Miss MeLaws 
Hazel Gardner Lam- 
Margaret Thomas Kruesi, L.M.C. 
Loulic Wi!»on 

1913— $655.00— 29% 

Dr. Coiiru"- M. Guion 

Eugenia Buffington Walcott. L.M.C. 

Mary Clark Rogers* 

Elizabeth Craven Westcott, L.M. 

Henrianne Early 

Elizabeth Franke Balls** 

Elizabeth Grammer Torrey** 

Sue Hardie Bell* 

Helen Lamfrnni Neiman, L.M. 

Lucille Marshall Boethelt, L.M. 

Vivian Mosstnan Groves 

Frances Richardson Pitcher, L.M. 

Barbara Shand, L.M. 

Sue Slaughter, L.M.C. 

Dorothy Swan Lent 

1914— $70.00-33% 

Elizabeth Anderson Kirkpalrick 

Julia Beville Yerkes 

Erna Driver Anderson. L.M. 

Add,e Ervin DesPortes 

Elizabeth Green Shepherd 

Abbie Man roe May 

Rebecca Patton, L.M. 

Laura Portniann Mueller 

Alice Stvain Zcll, L.M. 

Doris Thompson Reaves 

Henrietta Washburn, L.M.C. 

1915— $145.00— 47°o 

Miss Gascoigne (In honor of) 

Catherine Bums Boothby 

Lelia Deiv Preston 

Sarah Dunbar 

Clare Erck Fletcher. L.M. 

Harriet Evans Wyckoff, L.M.C. 

Rosalia Feder Sarbey 

Margaret Grant, L.M. 

Jane Gregory Marechal 

Kathleen Hodge May. L.M. 

Lucy Lantz McKinlay 

Helen Pennock Jewitt. L.M. 

Frances Pennypacker. L.M.C.** 

Anne Roberts Balfour 

Anne Schutte Nolt, L.M.C. 

Enid Sipe Brent 

Mary Taylor Fisher 

Emmy Thomas Tnoinasson. L.M.C. 

Louise We'.siger 

Anna Wii!ls Reed 

1916— $201.00— 51% 

Margaret Banister 

Louiso Bennett Lord 

Helen Beye Hamilton 

Zaiinda Broivn Harrison 

Antoinette Camp Hagood 

Rachel Forbush Wood, L.M.C. 

Ruth Harvey Keeling, L.M. 

Ellen Howison Christian 

Margaret Johnson Kemp 

Dorys McConnell Faile 

Grace Minor 

Felicia Patton, L.M.C. 

Mary Pennybacker Davis* 

Edna Rigg Brown 

Constance Russell Chamberlain 

Rebecca Stout Hoover 

Lucy Taliaferro 

1917— $124.00— 34% 

Faye Abraham Pethick* 
Mary Bissell Ridler** 
Henrietta Crump, L.M.C. 
Martha Darden Ziesing 
Dorothy Grammer Croyder 
Cliarlotte Kile Jenkins, L.M. 
Rachel Lloyd Holton, L.M.C. 
Ruth McUravy Logan, L.M.C. 
Elsie Palmer Parkhurst 
Bertha Pfister Wailes** 
Genie Steele Hardy 
Jane Tyler Griffith 
Bessie Whittet .Towaen 

1918— $66.50— 23% 

Vivienne BnrkaUm Horiibeck** 
Cornelia Carroll Gardner, L.M.C. 
Louise Case McGuire 
.Amy Elliot Jose. L.M. 
Gladys Gillihind Brumback 

Cilia Guggenheimer Nusbaum 
Gertrude Kintzing Wiltshire 
Elizabeth Lotiman Hall, L.M. 
Catherine Marshall Shuler. L..M. 
Marianne Martin 
Margaret MeVey. L.M.C. 
Mary Reed, L.M. 
Eleanor Smith Walters, L.M. 
Martha Whitehead 

1919— $329.00— 19% 

Henrietta .Anderson, L.M.C. 
Katharine Block 
Mary DeLong McKnight 
Elizabeth Eggleston 
Nell Eikelman Hanf, L.M. 
Florence Freeman Fowler, L.M. 
Rosanne Gilmore, L.M.C. 
Elizabeth Hodge Markgraf. L.M.C. 
Isabel Luke Witt, L.M.C.** 
Graee Nicodemus Specht, L.M. 
Mary Jones Nixson Nelson, L.M. 
Caroline Sharpe Sander^** 
Alma Trevptl Gerber. L.M. 




L.M. — Life Member. 

L.M.C— Life Member and Contributor in 1950-51. 

* — C"n:rib'i(or who has given for past ten consecutive years. 

•♦ — Contributor who has givm for past fifteen consecutive years. 

Helen Guthrie Montgon 
Nancy Ha una. L.M. 
Margaret High Norment 
Ruth Hulburd Brown 
Helen Johnston Jones 
Ceraldine Jones Lewis* 
Helen Mason Smith 
Ida Massie Valentine 
Rebecca McGeorge Bennett 
Elmyra Pennypacker Yerkes 
Margaret Turner Kauffeld 
Dorothy Wallax:e. L.M. 
Isabel Webb Luff. L.M. 
Christine Webster 
Dorothy Whitley Smyth 
Marie If'iener Manz, L.M. 

1921— $417.00— 29°o 

Josephine Ahara Mac Mi Man 

Rhoda Allen Worden 

Gertrude Anderson 

Elizabeth Baldwin Whitehurst 

Madeline Bigger 

Russe Blanks Butts* 

Elizabeth Cole. L.M. 

Katherine Davis Baynum 

Florence Doivden Wood 

Edith Durrell Marshall. L.M.C* 

Frances Evans Ives 

Ruth Geer Boire. L.M. 

Frederic ka Harkmann Maxwell 

Catherine Han itch** 

Florence Ives Hathaway 

Ruth Lundholni 

Katherine Pennewii^l Lynch 

Shelley Rouse Aagescn. L.M. 

Maynette Rozelle Stephenson 

Marion Shafer Wadhams 

Ophelia Short Seward 

Frances Simpson Cartwright, L.M.C 

Ruth Simpson Carringlon 

Gertrude Thams, L.M.C. 

Ethel Wilson Hornsey 

Florence Woelfel. L.M.C. 

1922— $200.00— 19% 

Alice Batirock Simons 
Julia Benner Moss 
Lorraine Bowles Chrisman 
Selma Brandt Kress 
Margaretta Carper McLeod 
Gertrude Dally Massie** 
Ruth Fiske Steegar 
Elizabeth Fohl Kerr 
Ruth Hugger McDonald 
Elizabeth Hav Lamar 
Elizabeth Huber Welch 
Helen Leggett Corbel t, L.M. 
Margaret Marston Tillar, L.M. 
Ethel McClain Bumbaugb 
Sara McFall Sullivan 
Margaret Mierke Rossiter 

{ In memory of) 
.Aline Morton Burt 
Elizabeth Murray Widau, L.M.C. 
Beulah Norris, L.M.C 
Katherine Shenehon Child 
Grizzellr Thomson** 
Ruth UlJand Todd 
Marion Walker Ncidlinger* 

1923— $188.00— 26% 

Beatrice Bryant Woodliead 

Margaret BurwelC Craves, L.M.C* 

Helen Cannon Hills 

isabelle Deming Ellis 

Dorothy Elites Worley 

Mildred Featherslon 

Helen Fossum Davidson 

Helen Cans 

Gertrude Geer Basselt, L.M.C. 

Jane Guignard Thompson 

May Jennings Sherman* 

Fitzallen Kendall Fearing 

Marie Klooz, L.M. 

Frances Lauterbach 

Mildred LaVenture McKinney 

Jane Lee Best 

LaVern McGee OIney 

Richie McGuire Boyd 

Helen McMahon** 

Catherine Meade Montgomery 

Edith Miller McCIintock 

Louisa Newkirk Steeble, L.M. 

Dorothy Nickelson Williamson 

Margaret Nixon Farrar. L.M. 

Phyllis Payne Gathright 

Lydia Pur cell Wilmer* 

Helen Richards Horn 

Martha Robertson Harless 

Virginia Slanbery Schneider 

Elizabeth Taylor Valentine, L.M. 

Helen Taylor** 

Elizabeth Thigpen Hill** 

Isabel Virden Faulkner 

Lorna Weber Dowling** 

Katharine Weiser Ekelund 

Margaret Wise O'Neal** 

Katherine Zeuch Forster* 

Helen Zielsdorf Beuscher, L.M. 

1924— $336.00— 28% 

Frederica Brrnhard, L.M.C. 

Willetla Dollc Murrin, L.M. 

Ruth Durrell Ryan. L.M. 

Byrd Fiery Bomar 

Susan Fitcheit 

Jean Grant Taylor, L.M.C. 

Helen Grill. L.M. 

Marian Grimes 

Elizabeth Guy Tranter* 

Eleanor Horned Arp. L.M.C* 

Bernice Hulburd Wain 

Emily Jeffrey Williams** 

Kathryn Klumph McGuire. L.M.C. 

Eloise LeGrand Council 

Martha Lohingier Lusk 

Muriel McLeod Searby 

Celia Marshall Miller 

Mary Marshall Hobson 

Lorraine McCrillis Stott 

Grace Merrick Twohy** 

Dorothy Meyers Rixey, L.M. 

Mary Millard Webb 

Phyllis MiUinger Camp, L.M. 

Frances Nash Orand 

Margaret Nelson Llovd, L.M.C 

Helen Rhodes Gulick. L.M. 

Mary Rich Robertson* 

Thomasine Rose Maury 

Susan Simrall Logan 

Elizabeth Studley Kirkpa trick 

Marion Swannell Wright 

Ada Tyler Moss 

Josephine von Maur Cramp ton 

Gladys ff' aodward Hubbard 

Alice Wray Bailey 

1925— $105.00— 22% 

Jane Becker Clippinger** 

Frances Burnett Mellcn 

Mary Craighill Kinyoun 

Muriel Fossum Pesek 

Clara Frank Bradley* 

Eugenia Goodall Ivcy 

Dora Hancock Williams 

Cordelia Kirkendall Barricks** 

Elizabeth MacQueen Nelson 

Elizabeth Manning IX'ade 

Gertrude McGiffert MacLennan, L.M, 

Martha McHenry Halter 

lone McKenzie Walker 

Margaret Meals Ewart 

Eleanor Miller Patteison** 

Mary Nadine Pope Phillips** 

Mary Reed Hartshorn 

Mary Sailer Gardiner 

October, 19 J 1 


Mary Irene Sturgis* 
Riilh Taylor Franklin 
Helen Tremann Spahr 
Mary ff'elch Hemphill 

1926— $433.50— 30°o 

Ruth Abell Bear 
Nell Atkins Hagcnicyer 
Martha Backman McCoy 
Dorothy Bailey Hughes, L.M.C. 
Anno Barrett Allaire 
Kilty Blount Andersen, L.M.C. 
Mary Bristol Graham, L.M, 
Martha Close Page, L.M.C. 
Jane Cunningham 
Adelaide Douglas Whitley 
Page Dunlap Dee 
Helen Dunleavy Mitchell 
Frances Dunlop Heiskell 
Gudrum Eskesen Chase 
Helen Finch Halford 
Janelta Fitzhugk Evans 
Louise Fuller Freeman 
Dorothy Hamilton Davis** 
Tavenner Hazelwood Whitakcr 
Jeanette Hoppinger Schanz 
Daisy Huffman Pomeroy 
Wanda Jensch Harris. L.M.C. 
Ruth Johnston Bovi'en 
Dorothy KeUer Iliff** 
Mary Kerr Burton 
Margaret Krider Ivey, L.M. 
Edna Lee Gilchrist** 
Mildred Lovett Matthews 
Virginia Mack Senter, L.M. 
Dorothy McKee Abney** 
Elizabeth Moore Rusk. L.M. 
Helen Mutschler Becker* 
Henrietta Nelson Weston 
Ellen Newell Bryan* 
Katharyn Norris Kelley. L.M.C. 
Lois Peterson Wilson 
Kalhryn Peyton Moore 
Dorothea Reinburg Fuller, L.M. 
Elizabeth Rountree Kellernian 
Catherine Shulenberger, L.M, 
Virginia Lee Taylor Tinker 
Marion VanCott Borg 
Margaret White Knobloch 
Ruth Will Beckh 

1927— $430.00— 35°b 

Maud Adams Smith* 
Eleanor Albers Foltz 
Camilla Alsop Hyde 
Evelyn Anderson Tull, L.M. 
Jeanelte Boone** 
Laura Boynton Rawlings 
Madeline Brown Wood 
Daphne Bunting Blair* 
Elizabeth Gates Wall 
Caroline Compton 
Dorothy Conaghan Bennet 
Elizabeth Cox Johnson 
Margaret .Cramer Crane 
Esther Dickinson Bobbins 
Margaret Eaton Murphy, L.M. 
Katherine Flowers Jackson 
Elizabeth Forsyth 
Elsetia Gilchrist Barnes, L.M. 
Emilie Ha! sell Mars ton 
Claire Hanner Arnold* 
Gwin Harris Tucker 
Sarah Jamison 
Catherine Johnson Brehme 
Margaret Leigh Hobbs 
Margaret Lovett 
Ruth Lowrance Street, L.M.C* 
Rebecca Manning Cutler 
Elisabeth Mathews Wallace 
Theodora Maybank Will'anis 
Eliae Morley Yink. L.M.C.** 
Pauline Payne Backus 
Vivian Plumb Palmer 
Elva Quisenberry Marks 
Julia Reynolds Dreisbach 
Jane Riddle Thornton** 
Florence Skortau Poland 
Yenti Slater Shelby, L.M. 
Josephine Snowdon Durham 
Virginia Stephenson 
Nar Warren Taylor** 
Constance Van Ness 
Cornelia Wailes Wailes 
Elizabeth Williams Cadigao 
Margaret Williams Bayne 
Virginia Wilson Bobbins 

1928— $292.00— 32% 

Helen Adams Martin 
Adaline Beeson 
Page Bird Woods 
Eleanor Branch Cornell 
Louise Bristcl Lindemann 
Dorothy Bunting 
Evelyn Glaybrook Bowie 
LouiBe Conklin Knowles 
Charlotte Conway Curran 
Frances Coyner Huffard 

( In memory of) 
Elizabeth Crane Hall 
Sarah Dance Krook** 
Kay Emery Eaton 
Elizabeth Failing Bcrnhard 
Constance Furman West brook 
Louise Harned Ross 
Alice Harrold Morgan 
Marguerite Hodnett McDaniel 
Marion Jayne Berguido 
Susan Jelley Dunbar 
Helen Keys Rollovf 
Katherine Leadbeater Bloomer 
Barbara Lewis Palmer 
Sarah Mc Henry Crouse 
Elizabeth Moore Schilling 
Mary Nelms Locke* 
Anne Newe'U Whatley 
Elizabetli Prescott Balch** 
Elizabeth Robins Foster** 
Anne Shepherd Lewis** 
Grace Sollitt 
Grace Sunderland Kane 
Marion Taber Maybank 
Virginia Van Winkle Morlidgc* 
Phyllis Walker Leary 
Jocelyn Watson Regen** 
Lillian Lei- Wood 

Mary Shelton Clark 
Natalie Sidman Smith 
Josephine Tatman Mason* 
Anna Torian Owens 
Sue Tucker Yates 
Esther Tyler Campbell** 
Elizabeth Valentine Goodwyn 
Jane Wilkinson Ban yard 
Julia Wilson 
Amelia Woodward Davier 

1930— $174.00— 21% 

Josephine Abernathy Turrcniinc 

Serena Ailes Henry 

Mary Burks Sallz 

Delma Chambers Glazier 

Charlotte Coles Friedman 

Elizabeth Copeland Norflcet 

Merry Curtis Loving* 

Dorothy Dabney Arnold 

E valine Edmands Thoma* 

Margaret Edmondaon, L.M. 

Elizabeth Foster Askew, L.M. 

Kathryn Graham Seiter 

Rulh Haison Smith 

Ruth Hendrix Vann 

Mary Adelaide Hughes Hay 

Mary Huntington Harrison** 

Alice Jones Taylor 

Martha Lee Poston 

Mary Douglas Lyon Althouse 

Elizabeth Mars ton Creech 

Carolyn Martindale Blouin** 

Helen Mathews Palmer 

Susan McAllister. L.M. 

Mary Moss Powell 

Lindsay Prentis Wood roof e 

Jusephine Reid Slubbs 


19 50 — Largest number of contributors — 79 

Academy, Special — Largest total contribution — $3,239.50 

1910 — Largest percent contributing — 67% 

1929— $339.00— 30% 

Nora Lee Antrim** 

Elizabeth Arnold Wright 

Evelyn Ballard* 

Mary Arclier Bean Eppes** 

Maria Bemi-,s Hnar 

Athlein Benton Law ton 

Ellen Blake* 

Dorothy Bortz Davis 

Emily Braswell Perry 

Belle Brockenbrough Hutch ins** 

Mildred Bronaugh Taylor 

Janet Bruce Bailey 

Elizabeth Bryan Stockton 

Mildred Bushey Scherr 

Virginia Lee Campbell Clinch 

Louise Chapman Plamp 

Kate Tappen Coe** 

Louise Daiiley Sturhahn 

Eleanor Duvall Spruill 

Meredith Ferguson Smyllie* 

Emilie Giese Martin** 

Hallet Gubelman Knowles 

Lisa Guignn Shinberger** 

Margaret Harding Kellv 

Virginia Hodgson Sutliff 

Adaline Hoffman Allen 

Amelia Hollis Scott 

Eugenia Howard Jones 

Martha Dabney Jones 

Josephine Kluttz Ruffin 

Elizabeth Lewis Reed 

Mildred Leivis Adkins 

Martha Maupin Stewart 

Polly McDiarmid Serodino* 

Ella Parr Phillips Slate 

Gertrude Prior** 

Frances Bedford 

Adelaide Richardson Hanger** 

Norvell Royr Orgain 
Laura Lee Sage Horner 
Jean Saunders 
Lucy Shirley Otis 
Helen Smith Miller 
Mildred Stone Greeji 
Marjorie Sturges Moose 
Emilie Turner Cowling 
Gladys Wester Horton** 
Eleanor WUlams Sloan 
Elizabeth Williams Gilmore 
Georgie Wilson Mockridgc 

1931— $336.56— 36% 

Violet Andersen GroII 
Jane Bikle Lane 
Dorothy Boyle Charles 
Martha von Briesen** 
Isabel Bush Thomasson 
Mary Lynn Carlson King 
Elizabeth Clark 
Nancy Coe+« 
Jean Cole Anderson* 
Virginia Cooke Rea* 
Jean Countryman Presba* 
Naomi Doty Stead* 
Margaret Ferguson Bennett 
Sara Foster Smith 
Josephine Gihbs DuBois 
Gillette Hilton Prilchard 
Laura Howe Smith 
Matilda Jones ShilHngton 
Mary Stewart Kelso Littell 
Charlotte Kent Pinckney 
Virginia Keyser 
Helen Lawrence Vander Horst 
Margaret Lee Thompson 
Gertrude Lewis Magavern 
Elizabeth MacRae Goddard 

Martha McBroom Shipman** 
Martha McCowen Burnet 
Caroline Moore Mc Cotter 
Evelyn Mullen 
Fanny O'Brian Hettrick 
Mary Pearsall Smith 
Virginia Quintard Bond 
Natalie Roberts Foster** 
Toole Rotter MuUikin 
Ruth Schott McGuire 
Mary Leigh Seaton Marston 
Helen Sim Mellen** 
Elizabeth Stribling Bell 
Mary Swift Calhoun** 
Martha Tillery Thomas 
Marjorie Webb Maryanov** 
Harriet Wilson McCaslin 
Pauline Woodward Hill 
Nancy Worthington* 

1932— $278.50— 28% 

Dr. Harley 

Virginia B^larny Ruffiu** 
Sue Burnett Davis 
Elizabeth Clary Treadwell 
Alice Dabney Parker** 
Virginia Finch Waller* 
Mildred Gibbons** 
Lenore Hancel Sturdy 
Jane Hays Dowler 
Mildred Hodges Ferry 
Elizabfth Hun McAIlen 
Rulh Kerr** 
Aurelia Lane Hopkins 
Charlotte Magoffin** 
Marion Malm Fowler 
Susan Marshall Timberlake 
Lelha Morris Wood** 
Barbara Munter Purdue** 
Helen Nightingale Gleason 
Mary Moore Pancake 
Ma re "a Patterson** 
Sarah Phillips Crenshaw 
Helen Pratt GrafT 
Frances Sencindiver Stewart 
T^eda Sherman Newlin 
Lilian Shidler 
Dorothv Smith Berkeley 
Virgin'a Squibb Flynn** 
Ruth Thompson Lathrop 
Hildegarde Voelcker Hardy 
Eugenia Ware Mvers 
Elizabeth ff'est Morton 
Alice Weymouth McCord 
Lillian Wilkinson Bryson 

1933— $259.50— 21% 

Virginia Alfnnl Johnston 
Margaret iuslin Johnson 
Anne Brooke 
Enna Frances Brown Balsell 

(In memory of) 
Mary Buick** 

Marjorie Bur ford Crenshaw 
Mary El'zabeth demons Porz^lius 
Jessie Coburn LaukhufF 
Doris Crane Loveland* 
Elena Doty Angus 
Sue Graves Stubbs 
Elizabeth Stuart Gray** 
Margery Gubelman Hastert 
Mabel Hickman Flaitz 
Emma Hilh Boyd 
Kathrina Howze Maclellan 
Margaret Imbrie 
Mary Imbrie 
Ella Jesse Latham** 
Susan Johnson Simpson 
Gerry Mallorv** 
Helen Martin** 
Jane Martin Person** 
Anne Marvin** 
Lucy Moulthrop Alexander 
Mary Murdock Martin 
Katherine Oglesby Mixson 
Frances Pcrwiril Zoppa** 
Marjone Ris Hand 
Mary Bess Roberts Waynick 
Josephine Rucker Powell 
Jeanette Shambaugh Stein 
,\bigail Shepard Bean 
Gotten Skinner Shepherd 
Jean Van Home Baber** 
Virginia Vesey Woodward** 
Augusta Wallace Handel 
Margaret Wayland Taylor 


Aluiniiac News 

1934— $581.75— 40% 

Elranor AUnll Br<mil.-y*» 

Dorothy Andrews 

Susan Arbfnz Ha/lcit 

Anne Armstrong, Allfn 

Ruberta Bailfv Hrsscllini- 

Helen Bean Emery 

Jane Bender (In memory of) 

Cecile Birdst'y Feussle 

Virginia Broun Lawson 

Carolyn Carter Clark 

Eleanor Cnokr Esierly** 

Anne Corbilt Little 

Julia Dougherty Musser 

Amy Davis 

Abigail Donahue Owrey 

Louise Dreyer Bradley 

Deborah Ebaugh Smith 

Emilie Emory Washburn 

Elizabeth Eskr^lge 

Joanna Ftnk Meeks 

Jane Forder Sir'bling 

Virginia Foster Grurn* 

Rosemary Frey Rogi-rs** 

Deborah Gale Bryer 

Uarda Rosamond Garrett Sample 

Lydia Goodwyn Ferrell** 

Frances Hallelt Denton 

Thelma Hanifen Fried 

Helen Hanson Bamford** 

Naney Hotchhisx Bosrhen 

Belly Howe D'lnker 

Dorothy Hutchinson Howe 

Therese Lam from Beck 

Marjorie Lasar Hurd 

Martha Lou Lemmon Stohlman** 

Marie LePine 

Mary Dearine Lewis 

Emily March Nir'^ols 

Mary McCallum Neill 

Mary McCandlish Livingston 

Mary Moore Rowe* 

Marc i a Morrison Curtis 

Mary Moses Lindsey 

Helen Murrav 

Jean Myers (In memory of) 

Ruth Myers Pleasants 

Margaret Newton 

Cordelia Penn Cannon 

Dorothv Prince Oldfield 

Mary Pringle 

Margaret Ross Ellice 

Anne Russell Carter 

Mary Lee Ryan Strother 

Julia Sadler de Coligny** 

Elizabeth Scheuer Maxwell** 

Virginia Srott Keating 

Julia Shirley P.itrrT-""i 

jean Sprague Hulvey** 

Marguerite Stephens S'^er'dan 

Kate Strauss Solmssen 

Elizabeth Sutele Briscoe** 

Marjorie Van Ever a Lovelace 

Bonnie Wood Stookey** 

Mary Young Van Siclen 

1935— $278.00— 25% 

Isabel An'ter\nn Comer 
Anne Baker Gorbart 
Dorothy Barn urn Venter* 
Elizabeth Broun Trout 
Allyn Capron Heintz 
Elizabeth Crawford Byrd 
Geneva Grossman Stevens** 
Margharita Curtze Vieary 
Mary Dunglinson Day 
Hester England 
Grctchpn Geib Troup 
Ruth Gill Wickens* 
Margaret G'lover Paddock** 
Juliet Halliburton Burnett* 
Beverley Hill Furniss** 
Bebekah Huber 
Elizabeth Johnston Chile** 
Elizabeth Klinedinsl MeCavran 
Alice Laubarh** 
Jane Lawder 
Jane Llttleford Slegrman 
Mary Virginia Marks* 
Rebecca Marriner 
Alice McCloskey Sehlendorf** 
Frances Meeks Ford 
Frances Morrison Ruddell 
Rettv Myers Hanline 
C>-arlotle Olmsted GiM 
Julia Peterkin** 
Sarah Rick Putnam 
Mary Louise Saul Hunt 

Ellen Scatlergood Zook 
Alma Simmons Rountn-y 
Frances Spiller Merrill 
Jacquelyn Strickland Dwcllu** 
Bern ice Thompson Reif 
Lida Voigt Young** 
Mary Whipple Clark 
Adelaide Wktlford Allen 
Margaret Williams Brooks. L.M. 
Mary WiUis Kempe 
Maud Winborne Leigh* 
Helen Wolcolt** 
Rebecca Young Frazer** 

1936— $303.00— 25% 

Elise Bouen M'flllins 

Emilv Boiven Muller 

Lillian Cabell Gay** 

Mary Virginia Camp Smith** 

Margaret Campbell Usher** 

Elizabeth Cocke Winfree 

Lucile Cox 

Mary Kate Crow Sinclair 

Kathleen Donokue McCormack 

Corinne Fentress Gray 

Ruth Gilliam Viar 

Frances Gregory* 

Margaret Gregory Cukor 

Marjorie Griffin 

Capel Grimes Gerlach* 

Orissa Holden 

Margaret Huxley Range 

George Ann J at- k son SIocuiu 

Margaret Lloyd Bush 

Alma Martin Rotnem 

Catherine Mitchell Ravenscroft** 

Jane Moore Johnson 

Elizabeth Morton Forsyth** 

Katherine A'i7p5 Parker** 

Phoebe Pi^rson Dunn 

Elizabeth Pinkerton Scott** 

Mary Lee Poindexter Willingham 

Marquart Pmvell Doty 

Mary Rich** 

Rulh Robinson Madison 

Jane Shelton Williams** 

Margaret Smith Thomasson 

Mary Stokes Fulton 

Aline Stump Fisher 

Arnold Susong Jones 

Willietta Thompson Scofield 

Martha Williams Tim* 

Carrie Young Gilchrist 

1937— $267.50— 35% 

Mary Louise Agnew Merrill 
Henrietta Arthur Skinner 
Janet Bngue Trimble 
Jaequelin Cochran Nicholson 
Margaret Cornwell Schnrult 
Agnes Crawford Bates** 
Rebecca Douglass Mapp* 
Harriette Dyer Sorenson 
Mary Helen Frueauff Klein* 
Virginia Hardin* 
Natalie Hopkins Griggs 
Barbara Jarvis* 
Frances Johnson Finley 
Barbara Kirch Booth 
Lillian Lambert Pennington* 
Mary Lambeth Blackwell 
Anne Lauman Bussey* 
Elizabeth Lee McPhail* 
Anne Lemmon Johnson 
Natalie Lucas Chase 

Margaret MacRae Jackson 
Margaret Merritt Haskell 

Barbara Munn Green* 

Nancy Nolle Lea* 

Kitty O'Brien JoynrT 

Dorothy Price Roberts 

Dorothv Prout Gorsuch 

Anna Red fern Ferguson 

\'era Searcy McGonigle 

Kate Shaffer Hardy 

Harriet Shaw McCurdy 

Ellen Snodgrass Park* 

Dorothy Stewart* 

Marjorie Thomas Brookhart 

Mary Turnbutl Barfield 

Marie Walker Gregory* 

May Weston Thompson 

Eleanor Wright Beane 

1938— $447.00— 37% 

Frances Bailey Hninki' 
Louise Baiiley McDermotl 

Jane Bemis Wills 
Ethlyn Biedenkarn Swayzc 
Marian Brown Zaiser* 
Mary Jcmison Cobb Hulse 
Kilty Corbelt Powell 
Frances Cordes Hoffman* 
Harriett Daniel Herd* 
Barbara Derr Chenowetli* 
\'irginia Eady William** 
Frances Faulkner Mathews 
Barbara Ferguson Lincoln 
Barbara Fish Srhiebel* 
Bessie Garbee SiegrisI* 
Dorothy Gipe Clement 
Jane Gregory Marrow 
Claire Handerson Cliapiii* 
Josephine Happ Willingham* 
Hope Hastorf 
Helen Ha\s Crowley* 
Virginia Heizer Hickenlooper 
Helen Hesson Biuns 
Alice Hooper 
Elizabeth Hopper Turner 
Katherine Hoyt* 
Cecily Jansen Kendrick 
Jane Kent Titus 
Lloyd Lanier Elliott 
Adele Letcher Harvey* 
Howell Lykes Col ton* 
Janet Mac far Ian Bergman n* 
Genevieve Marsh Fisher 
Marion Martyn Zimmerman* 
Nancy McCandlish Pri chard 
Mariorii" Miller Hein 
Betty Moore Stowers 
Vesta Murray Haselden 
Dolly Nicholson Tate 
Grace Pe thick Robinson 
Lucilp Sergeant Leonard* 
Pollyanna Shotivell Holloway 
Kate Sulzberger Levi 
Molly Talcott Dodson* 
Lucy Taliaferro Nicker'*on 
Marjorie Thaden Davis 
Mary Thompson Ball 
Dorothy Tison Campbell 
Ida Tod man Pierce 
Sarah Tomltnson Foscue* 
Maud Tucker Drane* 
Annie Wallace Buct^nian 
Margaret Weimer Shepherd 
Janice Wiley Adams 
Lillian Williams Grymeg 
Elinor Wilson Gammon 
Lucy Winston Works 
Pauline Womack Swan 
Moselle Worsley Fletcher 

1939— $367.50— 31 °o 

Palricial Balz Vincent 

Mary Elizabeth Barge Schroder* 

Bettina Bell Wyman 

Sarah Belk 

Anne Benedict Swain 

Leila Bond Preston 

Katharine Bonsnll Strong 

Betsy Campbell Cawthrop 

Eleanor Clafltn Williams 

Henrietta Collier .Armstrong* 

Louise Corrigan Jordan 

Eudoxa Dingman Cobb 

Betsy Durham Goodhue 

Audrey Ferguson Kussniann 

Anne Flannery 

Nancy Catch Svien 

Lucy Gordan Jeffers 

Valeria Gott Murphey 

Ruth Harman Keiser* 

Martha Hodill Smith 

Catherine Lauder Stephenson* 

Yvonne Leggett Dyer* 

Lottie Le-wis Woollen 

Eleanor Little Morfit 

Mary Mackintosh Sherer 

Helen McCreery James 

Jean McKenney Stoddanl 

Henri Minor Hart 

Lee Montague Joachim* 

Marguerite Mrers Glenn 

Jean Oliver Sartor 

Jane Parker Washburn* 

Ann Parks* 

Julia Ridgely Peacock 

Elizab'-'h Perkins Prot»'TO* 

Gertrude Robertson Mullen* 

Aueusta Saul Edwards* 

Julia Saunders Micl'aux 

Mary Louise Simpson Bulkley* 

Florence Swift Durrance* 
Phyllis Todd Ellis* 
Mary Treadway Downs 
Janet Trosrh 

Elizabeth Vanderbilt Brown* 
Eleanor Wallace Price 
Marian Well ford Farwell 
Mary Jeffrey Welles Pearson 
Bennett Wilcox Bartlelt 

1940— $288.50— 32% 

.-Vnn A damson Taylor 
.Adelaide Boze Glascock* 
Blair Bunting Both 
Mary Jane Burnett Hill 
.Anne Burr 
(^lara Call Frazier 
Dorothy Campbell O'Connor 
Cornelia Chalkley Kittler 
Elizabeth Conover 
Helen Cornwell Jones 
Connie Curri^ Fleming 
Marion Daudt MacBrde* 
Laura Dickie Neil 
Margaret Dowell Cochran 
Lois Fernley McNeil 
Jane Furniss S"mpson 
Emory Gill Williams 
Elizabeth Gockley McLellan 
Barbara Godfrey 
Jane Goolrick Murrell 
Georg-a Herbert Hart 
Jane Hopkins Hanes 
Elizabeth I tins Hask'nc* 
Mary Petty Johnston Bedell 
Coralio Kahn Ferro 
Margaret Katterjohn McCollom 
Lida Kepner S^ort 
Clara MacRae Causey* 
Sarah Mayo Sohn 
Florence Merrill Pilkinton 
Mildred Moon Montague 
Shirley N alley Irving 
Cynthia Noland Young* 
Marion Phinizy Jones 
Hortense Powell Cooper 
Martha Rector MrGhee 
Margaret Royall Davis* 
Janet Runkle Wei Is 
Clara Sasscer C-andler 
Helen Schmid Hardy 
Jacqueline Sexton Daley 
P"ba Smith Gromel 
Fleanor Snoiv Lea* 
Agnes Spencer Burke 
Bamona Spurlock Fite 
Beth Thomas Mason* 
Jean Tvree ^' ill man 
Irene Vongehr Vineent 
Katl^Ieen Word Allen 
Mary Kathr-r-n" Warren Griggs 
Jane Westphalen Grav 
Evelyn WiHiam<; Turnbull 
Margaret Woods Gillette 

1941— $320.00— 37% 

D-r^s 4tl.r>,y Rardii^. h* 

Allen Baghy MacNcil* 

Frances Baldwin Wbitaker* 

Betty Bartelt 

Anne Borough O'Connor 

Lillian Breedlove White 

Martha Jean Brooks Miller 

Evelyn Cantey Mar- on* 

Angela Cardamone O'Donnell 

Wilma Catett Bird 

Elizabeth Collev Si-elton 

Margaret Craighill Price 

Marion Dailey Avery 

Eleanor Dam gar d Firth 

Judith Davidson Walker 

Shirlev Devin'' Clemens* 

Joan DeVore Roth 

Anne Dewey Guerin 

Flizab.-lh Dou-ett Ne-II* 

Patricia Dowling Von Wellsheim* 

Lillian Fowlkes Taylor 

Marie Gaffney Barrv 

Mary Kay Gamier Swanson 

Margaret Gitch-ist Livingston 

Decca Gilmer Frackelton 

Ft'"el G'irney Retz 

Helen Cwtnn Wallace 

Emory Hill Rex* 

Julia Hoeher Cond't 

Barbara Holman Whitcomb* 

Martha Ingles Schrader 

October, 1951 


Elhel James Milburn 

Louise Kirk Headley* 

Louise Lembeck Reydel* 

Helen Anne Lit lie ton Hauslein* 

Lucy Lloyd* 

Jane Loveland Byerts* 

Anita Loving Lewis 

Gertrude Marill Stanclifield 

Betty Joe Mc,\arney Williams* 

Joan Meacham Gay 

Jean Nehring Horan 

Sylvia Pethick Mallby 

Edna Schomaker Packard* 

Mary Scully OIney 

Shirley Shaw Daniel* 

Marjorie Soons Simpson 

Patricia Sorenson Ackard 

Margaret Tomlin Graves 

Betsy Tower Bennett* 

Edi th Vongehr Bridges 

Helen Jf'acson Hill 

Marion Webb Shaw 

Dorothy White* 

Marianne if'hite Soulhgale 

Mary Erskine White 

Frances Wilson Dowdey* 

Margaret Wilson Dickey 

Mary Worthington Foster 

Wilma Zeisler Lee 

1942— $365.00— 35% 

Cynthia Ahhutt Butsford 
Florence Bagley Witt 
Anne Barren George 
Virginia Beasley Holzer 
Mary Alice Bennett Dorrance Brainerd Walter 
Eugenia Burnett Affel 
Jeanne Buzby Runkle* 
Lucy Call Dabney 
Anne Chamberlain 
Sudie Clark Hanger 
Catherine Coleman 
Virginia Camming^ Davis 
Catlierine Diggs Orr 
Barbara Engh Croft 
Elo^se English Davies 
Betsy Gilmer Treniain 
Nancy Goldbarth Glaser 
Diana Greene Helfrich 
Belt y Hanger J ones 
Ann Hauslein Potterfield 
Shirley Hausman 
Christine Headley Allen 
Janet Houstoun Davis 
Ruth 3 aequo t Tempest 
Alice King Harrison 
Frances Meek Young 
Irene Mitchell Moore 
Marion Mundy Young 
Doris Ogden Mount 
Polly Peyton Turner 
Mary Pier son Fischer 
Margaret Preston Newton 
Eleanor Ringer 
Barbara Ripley Furnisg 
Helen Sanford 
Sally Schall van Allen 
Phyllis Sherman Barnes 
Diana Stout Allen 
Alice Sweney Weed 
Edna Syska Peltier 
Jane Taylor Lowell 
Mary Ellen Thompson Beach 
Margaret Troutman Harbin 
Vive Walker Montgomery 
Sally Williams Crawford 
Daphne Withington Adams 
Deborah Wood Davis 
Douglas Woods Sprunt 

1943— $367.00— 34 <>o 

Sara'i Adams Bush 
Mart-aret Baker Kahin* 
Brodks Barnes 
Nancy BUkelhaupt Harris 
Barbara Bolles Miller 
Dorothy Campbell Scribner* 
Elizabeth Campbell Shearer 
^ a" crine Doar Jones 
Deborah Douglas Adams 
Clare Eager Matthai 
Lynn Erne rick Huidekoper 
Roselle Ftmlconer Scales 
Mary Love Ferguson Sanders 
Janice Fitzgerald Wellons 
Annabelle Forsch 

Camille Guyton Guething 

Rozelia Hazard Potter 

Marguerite Hume 

Ann Jacobs Pakradooni 

Esther Jett Holland 

Primrose Johnston Craven 

Valerie Jones Materne 

Lucy Kiker Jones 

Betty-Potter Kinne Hillyer 

Karen Kniskern White 

Mary Jane Lampion Middleton 

Angela Marston Besle 

Fay Martin Chandler 

Fayette McDowell Willett 

Anne Mcjunkin Briber 

Barbara McNeill Blessing 

Nancy McVay Marsteller 

Caroline Miller McClintork 

Anne Mitchell Alvyn 

Karen N orris Sibley 

Anne Noyes 

Letitia Ord Elliott 

Merriam Packard Hubbard 

Nancy Pingree Drake 

Harriet Pullen Phillips 

Peggy Roudin Foster 

Page Ruth Foster 

Elizabeth Schmeisser Nelson 

Elizabeth Shepherd Scott 

Frances Simmons Mc Conn ell 

Byrd Smith Hunter 

Judith Snotv Benoit 

Dorothy Stauber Anderson 

Harriet Swenson Munschauer 

Virginia White 

Louise Woodruff Angst 

1944— $447.75— 40% 

Muriel Abrash Salzberg 
Dorothy Beuttell Smith 
Anne Bowen Broadus 
Norma Bradley Arnold 
Marguerite Brendlinger Robinson 

Marion Shanley Jacobs 

Louise Smith Norton 

Janet Staples 

Patricia Stickney 

Adeline Taylor Nunez 

Phyllis Tenney Dowd 

Catherine Tift Porter 

Elizabeth Vaughan Bishop 

Mary Churchill Walker Van de Water 

Cecile Waterman Essrig 

Virginia Anne Walls 

Patricia Whitaker Waters 

Emily Wilkins Mason 

Marjorie Willetts 

Chauncy Williams Meyer 

Marjorie floods Williamson 

1945— $460.50— 36% 

Leila Barnes Cheatham 

Audrey Betts 

Frances Bickers Pinnell 

Doreen Brugger Wetzig 

Wyline Chapman Sayler 

Anna Mary Chidester Heywood 

Esther Cunningham Shay 

Helen Davis Wohlers 

Virginia Decker Dudley 

,\nne Dickson Jordan 

Evelyn Dillard Crones 

Huldah Edens Jackson 

Alice Edwards Davenport 

Margot Enright 

Eugenia Etheridge Falk 

Nancy-Ellen Feazell Kent 

Mary Kathryn Frye Hemphill 

Isabel Gaytord 

Edith Page Gill Breakell 

Ellen Gilliam Perry 

Ann Gladney Remberl 

Betty Gray Gray 

Rosemary Harwell Van Vleet 

Mary Haskins King 

Betty Healy Cutler 


Number of alumnae solicited — 5,063 
Number of alumnae contributing — 1,5 08 
Percentage of alumnae contributing — 30' < 
Range of contribution — -$1.00-$2,500 
Average contribution — $10.92 

Mary Jane Brock 
Connie Sue Budlong 
Helen Cantey Woodbridge 
Luc'le Christmas Brewater 
Barbara Clark Ulley 
Helen Crump Cutler 
Dorothy Denny Sutton 
Ellen Boyd Duval 
Mildred Faulconer Bryant 
Joan Gipe Lewis 
Margaret Gordon 
Helen Gravatt 
Virginia Griffith Morton 
Virginia Hall Teipel 
Betty Haverty Siiiiih 
Sloan Hawkins 
Alice Hepburn 
Leslie Her rick Dan ford 
Frances Hester Dornette 
Martha Lee Hoffman McCoy . 
Anne Hynson Rump 
Alice Johnson Fessenden 
Alice Lancaster Buck 
Martha Lindsey Barton 
Mildred Lit lie ford Camm 
Paulett Long Taggart 
Betty Maury Valentine 
Ann Moore Remington 
CarLsle Morrtsetl Branch 
Virginia Noyes Pillsbury 
Ruth O'Keefe Kobzlna 
Franny Pettit O'Halloran 
Jane Rice McPherson 
Murrell Rickards Bowden 
Mart'ia Rugeley Bach man 
Anastasia Sadowsky An<lerson 
Ann Seguin Britt 

Mia Hecht Morgan 

Elisabeth Hicks 

Elizabeth Joseph Boykin 

Margaret Jones Wyllie 

Marion Keddy Lee 

Marjorie Koonce McGregor 

Joyce Livermore Koust 

Ruth Longmire Wagner 

Gloria Luplon Tennison 

Jane Mcjunkin Huffman 

Julia Milts Jacobsen 

Jean Moores 

Joanne Morgan Harlrnan 

Alice Nicolson 

Helen Olson Pope 

Catherine Price Bass 

Ann Richey Oliver 

Jean Ridter Kahrenbach 

Dale Saylor Hull 

Jeanne Skerry Tepe 

Jane Spiegel 

Mary Perkins Traugotl Brown 

Anne Walker Somerville 

Anne Warren 

Harr ett WilUox Gearliart 

Elizabeth 'lulick Reuter 

1946— $515.00— 37% 

Betty Ann Bass Norris 

Betsy Bowman 

Katherine Brooks Augustine 

Dorothy Sue Caldwell Crowell 

Flora Cameron Kampniann 

Jean Carter 

Elinor Clement Littleton 

Dorothy Corcoran Hartzer 

Louise Crawford Moorefield 

Beatrice Dingwell Loos 

Nancy Dowd Burton 

Ruth Drubych Zimmerman 

Georgiana Ellis 

Alice Eubank 

Mary Wallis Evans Landruni 

Crulcher Field Harrison 

Elizabeth Fruit Melzenthin 

Helen Graeff 

Betsy Gurley Hewson 

Anne Hill Edwards 

Mary Lou Holton 

Barbara Hood Sprunt 

Ruth Houston 

Adeline Jones Voorhees 

Ariana Jones 

Lucy Jones Bendall 

Shields Jones Harris 

Jennie Keeling 

Mary Elizabeth Kent Page 

Bertha Lee Battey 

Jean Love Albert 

Helen Marr Kurz 

Helen Murchison Lane 

Eleanor Myers Cole 

Hallie Nixon Powell 

Jean Pollard Kline 

Beverley Randolph 

Ellen Robbins Red 

Lois Rosenzweig Sincere 

Caroline Rudulph Sellers 

Nancy Sanders Starr 

Margaret Sibley Lewis 

Charlotte Sprunt Murchison 

Leo Stevens Gravely 

Jessio Strickland Elcock 

Martha Anne Stubbs Fitzsimmons 

Ellen Thackray 

Josephine Thomas Collins 

Martha Titterington Reid 

Margaret Todd Fanning 

Mary Van d even ter 

Mary Vinton 

Nancy Waite Ward 

Barbara Warner 

Lillian West Parrott 

Louise Wilbourn 

Virginia Wynn 

Fdwina Young Call 

1947— $370.50— 31% 

Elizabeth Abbot Av.retl 

Nancy Alexander Blaney 

Cynthia Bemiss Stuart 

Eleanor Bosworth 

Judith Burnett Halsey 

Blair Burwell May 

Elizabeth Caldwell 

Ann Colston Hawley 

Eleanor Crumrine Stewart 

Elaine Davis Blackford 

Suzanne Fitzgerald Van Home 

Frances Gardner Curtis 

Natalie Hall Chisholm 

Helen Hardy 

Patricia Hassler Schuber 

Jean Hazlehurst Cone 

Sara Herr Perry 

Gene Hooper 

Anne Joikson Ragland 

Alice Joseph Davis 

Mary Kennedy 

Elizabeth Knapp Herbert 

Shirley Levis Johnson 

Anne Lile Bowden 

Ann Marsliall Whitley 

Mary Stuart McGuire Gilliam 

Suzette Morton Sorenson 

Elizabeth M'ullen 

Margaret Munnerlyn 

Katherine Munter Derr 

Jean Old Morriselte 

Margaret Redfern 

Elizabeth Ripley 

Margaret Robertson Christian 

Virginia Shackelford Po index ter 

Meredith Slane Finch 

Martha Smith Smith 

Maria Tucker 

Frances Ulmer Conley 

Susan Van Cteve Riehl 

Trudy Vars Harris 

Virginia Walker Christian 

Elizabeth Weil 

Katharine Weisiger 

Margaret Ellen White Van Burcn 

Mary Josephine ff'illiams Ducket t 

Mary Frances Wood 


Alumnae News 

1948— $712.00— 39% 

Mary Jo Armstrong 

Beatrice Backer Simpson 

Harriotte Bland Coke 

Marion Buwer 

Westray Boyce 

Elizabeth Bramham Lee 

Annabell Brock 

Betty Lou Brulon Lyons 

Patricia Cansler Covington 

Drusilla Christian 

Martha Davis 

Louise DeVore Towers 

Helen Elliott Sockwell 

Closey Faulkner 

Ardis fratus MacBri<ie 

Martha Frye Terry 

Lois Gale Harris 

Martha Ellen Garrison Anness 

Elizabeth Gibson 

Eve Godchaux Hirsch 

Patricia Goldin 

Elizabeth Graves Perkinson 

Blair Graves 

Constance Hancock 

Suzanne Hardy Beaufort 

Virginia Holmes Turner 

Carolyn Irvine 

Betty Ann Jackson Ryan 

Patricia Jenney Nielsen 

Diane King 

Audrey Lanman 

Jane Leach Cromwell 

Elma Lile 

Mary Louise Lloyd 

Mary Jane Luke 

Maddin Lupton 

Martha Mansfield 

Jane Miller Wright 

Jeanne Morrell Garlingtoii 

Josephine Neal 

Ann Elizabeth Orr 

Martha Owen 

Ann Paxson 

Sarah Pearre 

Mary Hoxton Pierce 

Betsy Plunkett 

Ann Bennett Porter 

Eleanor Potts Snodgrass 

Bess Pratt 

Caroline Rankin 

Anne Ricks 

Martha Rmi'an Hyder 

Marguerite Rucker Ellett 

Ann Samford Upchurch 

Peggy Sheffield Martin 

Martha Sue Skinner Logan 

Diane Stobert Sessions 

Ruth Street Ide 

Elinor Taylor Hough 

Patricia Traugott Rixey 

Anne Vaughn Kelly 

Cornelia Watt ley 

Ceciley Younians 

1949— $601.00— 43% 

Carolyn Aubrey Humpliries 

Sally Ayres S.iroyer 

Margery Babcock 

Julia Baldwin Waxier 

Catherine Barnett Brown 

Dorothy Bottom Gilkey 

Elizabeth Brown 

Mary Frances Brown Ballard 

Patricia Brown 

Carolyn Cannady Evans 

Caroline Casey McGehee 

Susan Corning Whit la 

Catherine Co.\ 

Margaret Cromwell 

Louise Currey 

Patricia Davin Robinson 

Elizabeth Dershuck 

June Eager Finney 

J ulia Easley Mak 

Ann Eustis 

Marcia Fowler 

Zola Aimee Garrison 

Mary Goode Geer 

Mary Virginia Grigsby Mallell 

(-atharine Hardwick Efird 

Katharine Hart 

Ann Henderson 

Preston Hodges Hill 

Ann- Barret I Holmes Bryan 

Marilyn Hopkins Bamhorougli 

Nancy Jones Worcester 

June Krebs 

Sallie Legg 

Patricia Levi Barnett 

Margaret Long Freas 

Joan McCarthy Wh item an 

Sarah Melcher Jarvis 

Alberta Petv Baker 

Maud Powell Leonard 

Emily Pruitt Jones 

Margaret Quynn Maples 

Ellen Ramsay 

Katharine Royal 

Joyce Smith White 

Mary Louis Stevens 

Jaclyn Tappen Kern 

Jane Taylor Ix 

Jean Grove Taylor 

Elizabeth Trueheart 

Katharine Veasey Goodwin 

Mary Louise Wagner Craniblet 

Dorothy Wallace Wood 

Elizabeth Wellford Bennett 

Lucie Wood 

Margaret Woods Til let t 

1950— $749.50— SO'o 

Marilyn Acker son Barker 

Barbara Austin 

Caroline Bailey 

Catherine Barker 

Dorothy Barney Hoover 

Beverly Benson Seamans 

Mary Waller Berkeley 

Sally Bianchi 

Anne Brennaman Moore 

Edith Brooke 

Neveda Brooks 

Judith Campbell 

INancy Carter Jewell 

Catharine Clark Rasimissen 

Frances Cone 

Mary Rose Crisp 

Mary Ellen Davis 

Nancy Day 

Marianne DeJacorte 

Diana Dent 

Allen Dunnington 

Sarah Easter Henderson 

Cynthia Ann Ellis Dunn 

Betty Elmore 

Marilyn Fisher Han ford 

Nancy Franklin 

Julia Freels 

Deborah Freeman Cooper 

Mary Morris Gamble 

Margaret Gee 

Marie Gilliam 

Joann Gulick 

Elise Habenicht 

Pat Halloran 

Marian Holmes 

Anne Hubert 

(iarland Hunter Davies 

Emma Stokes Kyle 

Sally Lane 

Kay Lang 

Mary Lanman 

Sally Lea 

Kay Leroy Wing 

Jane Lewis 

Margaret Lewis 

Peachey Lillard 

Bonnie Beth Loyd 

Virginia Luscombe 

Frances Martin 

Louise McCord Faulconer 

Anne McNeer 

Dorothy Montague Shaw 

Louise Moore 

Margaret Murchison Corse 

Rita Murray 

Nancy Nejson 

Janet Neumark Fribourg 

Sydney Sue Overslreei Meredith 

Anne Peyton 

Ann Preston 

Jean Proheck Wiant 

Julia Richardson Shannon 

Betsey Sawyer Hodges 

Dolores Shepperd Canrelmo 

Lacy Skinner Eckardl 

Lola Steele Shepherd 

Nancy Storey 

Mary Dame Stubbs 

Joan Teetor 

Nancy Thomas 

Elizabeth Todd 

Agnes Veach 

Sarah Webb Lent 

Ellen Wilkerson 
Dorothy Wood 
Evelyn Woods 
Elizabeth Wurthington 
Bettye Wright Schneider 
Miriam Wyse 


Doris Brody Rosen 
Joan Cansler Marshall 
Anna Leslie Coolidge 

Grace Crisler Buchignani 
(ieorgia Lee Dreisbach 
Mary Virginia Roberts 

1952— $2.00 

1953— S15.00 

Mary Lee Mathesoa 
Carolyn Tolbert 

Alumnae Gifts To The College 

(Not included in Alumnae Fund Total) 

The following alumnae gave directly to the college, not 
through the Alumnae Fund — Our deep appreciation to them 
for their interest and support. 

Margaret Potts Williams. A. 

Etise Gibson Carney, A. 

Virginia Lazenby O'Hara, A. 

Eugenia Griffin Burnett, lOg 

Sue Slaughter, 13g 

Mary Clark Rogers, '13 

Mary S. Reed, '18g 

Alraa Trevett Gerber. '19 

The Payne family — Mary Norvell Payne Millner, '23 

Elizabeth Payne Carter, '29 

Mr. and Mrs. John M. Payne (Polly Langtord. '35g) 
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Gilchrist (Edna Lee, '26g) 
Mr. and Mrs. Gordon P. Street (Ruth Lowrance, '27g) 
Mr. and Mrs. George R. Fink (Elise Morley, 27g) 
Mary Swift Calhoun, '31 
Martha von Briesen, '31g 

Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Lyons Brown (Sara Shallenberger, '32g) 
Jean van Home Baber, '33g 
Josephine Happ Willingham, '38g 
Julia Ridgely Peacock, '39g 
Ann Hauslein Potterfield, ''t2g 
Blair Burwell May, '47g 
Polly Rollins Sowell, '48g 
Mimi Semmes Dann, '49 

The New Requirement 

{Continued from page 5) 

This finding and advice determined us to adventure no 
new course under some novel name for its catalog advertise- 
ment. This is being done at very high costs on some cam- 
puses. Against this we also received some advices. Sh-h! 

The Committee on Educational Trends also brought out 
that there is a growing need in the country for American 
students to plan high school work in connection with an- 
ticipated college work — electing to take this or that subject 
on this or that institutional level according to purpose, 
need, or opportunity. 

The new requirement was arrived at somewhat in recog- 
nition of these two advices from the older Committee; but 
it was also reached in recognition of advices from our own 
student body of 1949-50. The special committee offered 
most of the discussion needed; and it evaluated the various 
advices. Our recommendation underwent careful investi- 
gation by the standing Committee on Instruction; and was 
then supported unanimously by that committee in presen- 
tation to the faculty, who again raised relaed questions 
before unanimously agreeing to this new protection of the 
A. B. degree's reputation heree and to the improved plan- 
ning of the course of work that will consequently lead to 
it. We believe this is a good service at present to Sweet 
Briar College, assisting her to discharge better in the con- 
temporary world her duty as Alma Mater. 


Sweet ufii&H 

It's time to think of Christmas 
And the gifts you have to get. 
We offer some suggestions 
For the easiest shopping yet. 

Sweet Briar wants to share your fun, 
(And to share your profits, too) . 
We hope that this year's Christmas 
Is a merry one for you! 

Just in time for Christmas, 


With lovely view of 

Sweet Briar House 

In full color on 

black background 

$4.5 each postpaid 

or both for $8.50 

The tray is a generous 
12x18 inches, of sturdy 
steel construction, with 
water - proof, cocktail- 
proof finish. On the 
back is a hanger hook, 
so when off duty, the 
tray makes a lovely 
wall decoration. Indi- 
vidually gift boxed. 

The waste basket is also 
of metal and measures 
10" X 13". 

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A special JOHN TOMS 


Aged hi finest imported Rum the Old Fashioned 
Way for that Extra Delicious Flavor! 

This John Toms fruit cake of wondrous texture and superb goodness 
is an epicurean treat. A far cry from any commercial cake. Chock 
full of finest fruits and nuts, it is a cake you'll enjoy thoroughly, give 
with pride. So that it may be aged to ultimate perfection, your order 
must be mailed by November 5, 1951. 

In tins, 3 lb. cakes $5.50 ... 5 lb. cakes $8.50 postpaid. 
Add 10' ( West of the Mississippi for mailing cost. 

Send your order now — this cake will not be in our holiday line. 

P. S. — Watch for our booklet to he mailed soon 

Give John Toms masterpieces of flavor this Christmas. 

Wc arc filcascd to share our profits u/th Sweet Briar Aliinniac Association 




12-oz. sham bottom 

etched with the Sweet Briar seal 

$5.00 per dozen 

must be ordered in dozen lots 


by Wedgivood 

in green, mulberry or blue 
$2 5.00 dozen $2.50 each 





A Word to the Wise Christmas Shopper 

Here is your opportunity to order distinctive gifts for everyone on your 
Christmas list, have them dehvered postpaid in beautiful de luxe wrappings any- 
where in the United States. 

At the same time you will be helping the Sweet Briar Alumnae Fund which 
will receive a percentage on all your purchases. 

Soon you will receive our folder containing a few of our items. You will 
note all are novel and practical gifts that are sure to delight the recipient. In 
addition to these gift suggestions we have a complete line of sterling silver, 
leather goods and food packages which make ideal presents for company 
executives to send to customers or employes. 

Make out your list early and send it to us. We will ship any gifts to 
arrive by Christmas or according to your instructions. 

Help Yourself and Your Alumnae Fund 

Here is one of our new practical items: 



be used as a decorative 

A multi-purpose crystal and chrome set which may 
table centerpiece with candles; as an iced shrimp server or as a fruit and salad 
bowl. A gift that combines beauty and utility that means GRACIOUS LIVING 
for the Imaginative Hostess. 


postpaid anywhere 

in the U. S. A. 

Order today from 


P. O. Box 573 Pittsburgh (30), Pa. 

Add sparkle 
to your 



Attractive large white candles 
(J ' high and 5 " in diameter) 
perfect for lawns and porches. 
When lit, the whole candle 
glows. A hollow in center 
prevents their dripping. 

A grand gift 


each, plus postage 

A St. Louis Club Project 

those little gifts 

so hard to find 


Playing Cards ... $1.00 

Matches $1.00 

Paper Place Mats 
30c. Dozen 

(blue only) 


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the girt that lasts- 

Ma|azine SuDscriptions 

New and renewal 

subscriptions for all 

magazines. Gift cards 

sent if indicated. 





Reader's Digest 


House Beautirul 


Walt Disney Comics 


Cnristmas Rates 




The Sweet Briar Choir on an LP record 

1. Cantate Domino — Haseler 

2. Laudi Alia Vergine Maria — Verdi 

3. Tantum Ergo — Fame 

4. Choruses from the Media of Euripedes 

5. Three numbers from Senior Shows of 

1950 and 1951 

Price $4.50 

Order all ^our ^ifts at once. Mail tliis Llank toJa^ and kave 
^our Cnristmas Snoppin^ oil ^our mind 








Address . 

Amount enclosed- 

Miikc checks payable to 
Siceef Briar Alumnae Association 

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October, 1951 


Class Notes 

Gladys Brown (Mrs. W. Clayton Lowry), Academy, May 195 1 
Martha Daruen (Mrs. Richard Ziesing) , '17g, July 1951 
JuLE Albers (Mrs. Hyres Sparks), '21, September 1951 
Elizabeth Maury (Mrs. Granville G. Valentine), '44g, August 1951 

Class Secretary: Margaret Potts (Mrs. 
Henry H. Williams), 120 East 7Sth Street, 
New York 21, New York. 
Fund Agent: Claudine Griffin (Mrs. Gro- 
ver C. Holcomb) , 2 S 14 Laburnum Avenue, 
S. W., Roanoke, Virginia. 

When I was at Sweet Briar last June I was 
simply full of commencement news and 
plans for writing it down immediately upon 
my return home, while it was still fresh in 
my mind, so that you who were not able to 
be with us upon that happy occasion might 
have all the details. But farm problems, some 
outside interests that claimed my immediate 
attention and a travel-minded husband ab- 
sorbed all my time. Now here it is Septem- 
ber, I am just back with said husband from 
Canada — and there is a deadline staring me 
in the face. 

As usual, commencement time at Sweet 
Briar was just about perfect: beautiful 
weather, an ideal setting, lovely young girls, 
some old Sweet Briar friends and some new 
Sweet Briar friends. What could have been 
more satisfying? My hope is that next year 
all of you who possibly can will come to 
Sweet Briar and experience the joy of being 
there again. (Just look at the commence- 
ment pictures in the June issue of the 
Alumnae News, especially the one of Mrs. 
Pannell's garden party in the boxwood circle, 
and see if they don't make you "homesick".) 
I hope all of you saw, on page 8 of that 
issue, the lovely picture of Miss Benedict, 
who was again at Sweet Briar for commence- 
ment, and Mrs. Pannell, Sweet Briar's present 
president. Miss Glass, too, was there, and it 
gave one quite a thrill to see three of Sweet 
Briar's presidents together. 

Claudine Griffin Holcomb, Special, came for 
the Alumnae Association meeting, reunion 
and commencement. Claudine is doing an 
outstanding job as our Fund Agent and has 
been persuaded to keep up her good work 
for another year. (Last year the Academy- 
Special group topped all others with the 
amount contributed. This year let's top 
them with the number of contributors, 
too, to show Claudine how much we appre- 
ciate her efforts for our Sweet Briar and 
that we are willing to do our part.) 

Elise Gibson Carney, whom I had never 
met before, although we had corresponded 
when she served as a Fund sub-agent, was 
the only Academy alumna staying at Sweet 
Briar beside myself. I am happy to report 

that she looked young and pretty and 
charmed all who met her. She lives in 
Clarksburg, W. Va., with her lawyer hus- 
band, Chesney Carney, who drove her to 
Sweet Briar and then went on to Warm 
Springs while we re-uned. 

On Sunday, Loulie Antrim Mason, Acade- 
my, and Claudine Hutter, Ml, drove over 
from their homes in Lynchburg to spend 
the day, which included the picnic supper 
at the boat house. They are among my old 
Sweet Briar friends and, needless to say, I 
was delighted to see them again. The picnic 
was, as usual, an especially delightful occa- 
sion. We were asked to join forces with 
Eugenia Griffin Burnett, 'I Og, alumna mem- 
ber of the Board of Directors, Margaret Ban- 
ister, '16g, an alumna member of the Board 
of Overseers, Bertha Pfister Wailes, '17g, a 
member of Sweet Briar's faculty, Beulah Nor- 
ris, '22g, our efiicient Alumnae Fund chair- 
man, Flo Freeman Fowler, ' 1 9g, Gert Prior, 
'2 9g, and several others, and again had as 
our guest of honor our own Miss Benedict, 
who looked wonderfully well and seemed to 
enjoy being with her "girl*" again. And of 
course we took delight in having her. 

Dr. Harley, who was staying with the 
Walkers, was not able to come to our picnic 
but was at the banquet Saturday night. It 
was good to see her again. Her heart is as 
warm and her interests as keen as ever, and 
her remarks are still to the point. 

Mrs. Dew, too, was at the banquet, looking 
lovely as ever. She is still a part of Sweet 
Briar life, although, since Mr. Dew's death 
she has made her home in Amherst, where, 
too, she has a circle of warm friends. 

It is time now to share with you the nice 
batch of replies to my recent questionnaires. 

Virginia Abbott Skinner writes from her 
home in Baltimore that she has a position 
there with the Collector of Internal Revenue. 
She adds that she has two married daugh- 
ters, a son and a granddaughter, 

Jessie Beaiers Phillips, a Special student 
while at Sweet Briar, afterward attended the 
University of West Virginia, at Morgantown, 
from which she was graduated. She married 
Dr. Howard T. Phillips, now deceased and has 
three sons. Dr. Howard T. Phillips, Jr., Dr. 
W. A. Phillips and Robert L. Phillips. Her 
home is in Wheeling, W, Va. 

Mary Wadell Bell writes from her home 
in Staunton that she lives alone and likes it 
— "most of the time." She adds that she 
doesn't do anything particularly well (which 

I doubt) except make sugar plum puddings 
and fruit cakes. Don't they sound delicious? 

Isabel Barton Morse now lives at Minne- 
apolis, Minn. After leaving Sweet Briar she 
attended the Capea School, at Northampton, 
Mass., and went from there to Smith College. 
She is a member of the Smith College Club 
and is active in that college's alumnae associa- 
tion. But she did go back to Sweet Briar 
for a visit about 1939 and she was interested 
enough to answer my questionnaire and add 
a very nice note. She writes that she is a 
native of Minnesota and that in 1914 her 
family moved to Boise, Idaho, which was her 
home while she was at Sweet Briar in 1915- 
16. She was delighted to return to Minne- 
apolis after her marriage and has lived there 
ever since, although she and her husband love 
to travel and go on extended motor trips. Her 
husband, Guilford Alden Morse, is Treasurer 
of the Security Warehouse Company, a fami- 
ly corporation. They have three sons, aU 
married. Barton, the elder, is twenty-nine and 
has three sons, Arnold is twenty-five 
and David is twenty- two. David is now in 
the Army and before that was with the 
Allied Purchasing Corporation in New York 
City. In addition to her college club, Isabel 
is a member of the League of Women 
Voters, Audubon Society, Minneapolis Insti- 
tute of Art, a local Woman's Christian Asso- 
ciation, the State Historical Society and a 
woman's group of the Congregational Church. 
It was a pleasure to hear from her and we 
hope that she will revisit Sweet Briar and 
renew her contacts. 

Helen Baker Waller lives in Norfolk and 
has one daughter, Theo Page Waller, who 
has a supervisory position at the Church 
Home and Hospital, in Baltimore. Helen, 
herself, leads a busy and interesting life; she 
is active in the missionary efforts of her 
church and in civic and philanthropic work, 
and during World War II she volunteered 
her services to the armed forces stationed 
in the Hampton Roads area. In addition, she 
has literary, musical and artistic interests; 
she writes, she has served on the Board of 
the Norfolk Society of Arts and she has held 
office in the Norfolk Poets Club and the 
Poetry Society of Virginia. 

Ann Elizabeth Barley Baldwin lives in 
Winston-Salem, where her husband, William 
Frazier Baldwin is in the real estate and 
insurance business. In addition to his business 
interests he is a golf anad bridge enthusiast 
and a philatelist. Alma is a numismatist. 


Alumnae Ncji's 

They have six children: Elizabeth, who Is 
with the Standard Oil Company in New 
Jersey; Frazier, Jr., who is with the DuPont 
Company, lives in Wilmington^ is married and 
the father of three children; Mary, who 
married Dr. Barnes Gillespie and has three 
girls; Martha, who married Jack Geddie, a 
Texan from Fort Worth, where they live 
and have a son and daughter; Louis un- 
married and in business with his father; and 
Anne, who is married to a local boy, Wil- 
liam Shore, and has a son. Of course, the 
grandchildren are of absorbing interest. Anna 
went to a French school after she left Sweet 
Briar. She adds that she frequently sees 
Kinney Bell Valz, who is a very busy person. 

Once again I make a plea for a successor. 
I couldn't bear to let this letter lapse, ^for 
we of the Academy-Special group, who helped 
start Sweet Briar on her way, should be 
represented . I have now carried on for a 
year longer than I felt I should, however, 
and a new touch is needed. Please write to 
the Alumnae Office and offer to take over, if 
only for a year, which now means only 
three issues, March, June, October. 

Thank alL of you who so kindly answered 
my questionnaires. It was good to hear from 
you and I feel that I know many of you 
even though you were at Sweet Briar after 
me — and I am sure that your friends were 
glad to have news of you. 

Class Secretary: Marjorie Couper (Mrs. 
Chester H. Prince) 70 5 West Ocean VieV 
Avenue, Norfolk 3, Virginia. 
Fund Agent: Frances Murrell (Mrs. Ever- 
ingham Rickards) North Shore Point, Nor- 
folk, Virginia. 

It seems only yesterday that I was writing 
a letter for the June issue and at that time 
I had hoped some helpful classmate would 
relieve me of this pleasant duty. 

I have no news to offer at this time — 
as I was away the entire month of August, 
and did not return home until early in Sep- 
tember. Those North Carolina mountains are 
so beautiful as the early autumn colors appear. 

Frances Murrell Rickards, Anne Cumnock 
Miller, Louise Hooper Ewell and Alma Booth 
Taylor had lunch with me at the beach before 
we left Norfolk. We had such a good time 
"reliving" our days at Sweet Briar. 

Class Secretary: Mary Clark (Mrs. Clar- 
ence BIoss Rogers) 20 5 Beverly Road, NE, 
Atlanta, Georgia, 

Fund Agent: Sue Hardie (Mrs. William T. 
Bell) 40 Sherman Road, Glen Ridge, New 

The class of '13 salute Dr. Guion for her 
outstanding work and record. 

Hope for more news from the class for 
the next issue. 

Class Secretary: Frances W. Pennypacker, 
5 1 7 Main Street, Phoenlxville, Pennsylvania. 
Fund Agent: Anne M. Schutte (Mrs. L. H. 
Nolt) 1301 Homestead Lane, Lancaster, Penn- 

When r returned from my vacation on 
August 27 I found a card from the Alumnae 

Office reminding me that the deadline for the 
October issue was September I. It was too 
late to send out cards, so I have a very meagre 
report for you this time. 

My vacation this year was a trip on a 
Norwegian freighter from Montreal to New 
York with my brother, his wife and my 
twenty year old niece, Barbara, who is now a 
Junior at Bryn Mawr. Our trip was very 
pleasant with half-day stops at Quebec, and 
at Port Alfred on the Saguenay where we 
picked up a cargo of aluminum for South 
America and visited a paper mill which makes 

In June I had a surprise visit from"Miss" 
Benedict on her way home from Sweet Briar. 
She had spent the night with Anne Schutte 
Nolt in Lancaster. Anne phoned that she 
was there and I urged her to stop here for 
lunch. My sister, Mary Pennypacker Davis, 
joined us and we heard the news of the 1951 
Commencement. Miss Benedict told us that 
Harriet Evans Wyckoflf, now returned from 
Greece, drove over from her summer home, 
Rosedale. She must have been the only repre- 
sentative of 1915. 

I was shocked recently to hear of the death 
of Martha Darden Ziesing, '17g, sometime last 
spring. I'm sorry I don't know the date. 
Will you ever forget her as Lady Babbie in 
"The Little Minister"? 

You will soon be hearing from Anne Schutte 
Nolt in a plea for the Alumnae Fund. Keep 
it in mind and when the time comes plan 
to give generously to your Alma Mater. 

Class Secretary: Vivienne Barkalow (Mrs. 
Stanley K. Hornbeck) 2139 Wyoming Avenue, 
NW, Washington 8, D. C. 
Fund Agent: Gertrude Kintzing (Mrs. 
James M. Wiltshire) 3409 W. Grace Street, 
Richmond, Va. 

Many thanks to those of you who came 
so quickly to my rescue to make this column 
possible. My very personal thanks to Cornelia 
Carroll Gardner, your retiring CUss Secre- 
tary. She has been of inestimable help to me 
in taking over this ]ob as has Gertrude 
Kinfzhig Wiltshire. Cornelia writes of having 
a granddaughter age five months that makes a 
great granddaughter for our Class as Corne- 
lia's daughter, Frances, graduated from S.B. 
in '47 and that she and husband Kinloch 
are "doting" grandparents; that she adores 
to "baby sit"; come our next reunion we 
can have our Class Picnic at the farm that 
the Gardners have bought near Amherst, 
off Route 60 (175 acres to romp on). Cor- 
nelia says only house on the pUce is the 
tenant's house. They both enjoy the moun- 
tain view — and the bracing air — besides the 
farm is growing things! She also writes of 
going to a beautiful party given by Cilia 
Guggenheimer Nusbaum and her husband in 
honor of their son's fiance. Cilia writes 
that the wedding took place September 2 and 
that she ran in circles trying to find a 
"toast" colored dress so that the dress and 
her deep sun tan won't clash. She also 
writes that Bertram, Jr., and his bride will 
live in Washington so I shall probably be 
seeing her from time to time which will be 
very pleasant. Her other son Charles Is 

with a construction company now building 
housing projects in Camden, N. J., and ac- 
cording to Cornelia the bride, Lois Silberman, 
is very pretty. Cilia says that she had a 
constant round of guests, it eve^i reached the 
point where "at times we had to keep a 
reservation book." While Hildegarde Flanner 
Monhoff and Marjorie Abraham Meyer are 
not on my list, Cilia gives news of them. 
Hildegarde spent part of last year in Europe 
and Marjorie lunched with Cilia a few 
weeks ago and "she looks the same as she 
did thirty-odd years ago". 

Well — Catherine Marshall Shuler, our be- 
loved May Queen, takes the prize for having 
the most grandchildren, just a little matter of 
eight and the only girls are twins. Cer- 
tainly wish some of the rest of you would 
write me such nice long and chatty letters. 
Catherine's three daughters married Des 
Moines boys and all live very close to the 
Shuler's. As she says "we are 1 6 strong" 
with only two girls. Sounds like either a foot- 
ball team or baseball team and right in 
the family. AU of you will be delighted 
to hear that Catherine's mother celebrated 
her 90th birthday last March. She still lives 
in Rock Island and enjoys life. Our May 
Queen's hair has turned gray but I'll wager 
she is even more beautiful than when she 
was Queen. 

Sadness creeps in: both Ruth Boettcher Rob- 
ertson and Juliette Kirker Gregg have lost 
their husbands and I feel sure that those 
who knew them join with me in extending 
our sincerest sympathy. Juliette writes that 
she has three children — Bill, 29. Dick, 27, 
and daughter, "Frath", 31 — (that makes me 
feel a touch old) and five grandchildren. Her 
two granddaughters are living In Brussels 
where her son Bill "is with our company 
Societe Gregg d'Europe". Three grandsons 
live in Charlottesville, the children of her 
daughter. Ruth has moved to Bay City, 
Texas. She has a son and daughter, both 
married, and one grandson. 

Gertrude Kintzing Wiltshire comes up with 
her plan for a long life; just get yourself 
a chronic ailment and nurse it. Says she put 
herself on part time several years ago. Guess 
a lot of that part time goes into heavy work 
for the Alumnae Fund as she has been doing 
a grand job as our Class Agent. Her daugh- 
ter has two sons, two more grandchildren 
for our class; her older son, James, is now 
a lawyer having passed his Bar last summer 
(1950) and received his LLB degree in June 
195 1, plus a cash prize for scholastic ex- 
cellence including the highest grade in the 
course, "Procedure In the Virginia Courts". 
Her young son, Charles, seems to be doing 
all right, too. He passed the selective service 
test and stands second in his class for his 
Sophomore year. He is working toward a 
degree In Economics and French and then 
on to graduate work. He is also getting 
interested in Law. As a member of the 
Honor Council last session and chairman for 
the summer session, he says he has become 
a judge — without going to Law school. A 
second letter from Gert says son Charles has 
his deferment to attend college next session, 
1951-19 52. He is on the Dean's list, mem- 
ber of the Honor Council, Sports Editor of 

October, 1951 


the "CoUcgiau" , which is a weekly news- 
paper, and has his varsity Letter for cross- 
country running. 

A nice long letter from Elizabeth Low man 
Hall (Betty) and I am taking the liberty 
of quoting the first paragraph: "Having 
struggled with the Class Secretary job for 
several years I know you are on the spot >o 
I hasten to answer at least." Those of you who 
did not answer my plea for news, please take 
note. Her son graduated this past June from 
high school as Valedictorian and took all 
available math and science awards. He en- 
ters Dartmouth this fall. Betty writes that 
her personal interests have required learning 
to manage a dairy farm in partnership with 
the brother who was in the Navy when she 
was at S.B. Her Community activities, as 
she says, have included the usual ones of 
Junior League and charitable boards. Recently 
she has become interested in Church School 
work — not as a teacher — but as Program 
Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Board 
of Christian Education of her Church; she 
is an ardent baseball, basketball and football 
fan; also enjoys golf matches and horse 
shows; was glad to note that she digs in her 
garden as "Bulbs from Holland" will be just 
dandv for her (See page 10) for an account 
of "Bulbs from Holland") ; and further she 
loves to swim and dive; she enjoys life in 
spite of all the distressing reading in the 
papers, magazines and books that she tries to 
keep up with. At this point I just have 
to wonder when does she 'phone the good 
old grocery man. 

Elizabeth Sauiidcn Owen writes that since 
1 94 S she has had to spend her winters 
in Florida (St, Petersburg) because she 
developed high blood pressure and angina 
working at the Pentagon in 1943-44. In 
the summers she goes to the mountains of 
North Carolina. She has twin daughters, 
both married, and a grandson aged ten. The 
grandchildren are piling up. 

Priscilla Broii'u Caldwell seems to be thriv- 
ing on California (Riverside) air as she writes 
that since they sold their 1 96 acre farm in 
Ohio and moved to California the entire 
family feels much better. PrisciMa, her hus- 
band, Robert, and her sixteen-year-old son, 
Jim, sailed on July 8th for Hawaii (thanks 
for taking time to write me the day before 
vou sailed); her daughter and granddaughter, 
Sandra Lee, are staying with the Caldwells 
while daughter's husband Is In Korea with 
the Air Force and she will keep the home 
fires burning until her parents return. 

Charlotte More Meloney has been globe- 
trotting and in a big way; her daughter, 
Marion, and husband Robert Lowe Hirsh- 
berg were stationed in Greece where he was 
with EC A and Charlotte went over to visit 
rhem in Athens and toured 3 ^00 miles In 
Europe during Robert's vacation, thev flew to 
Istanbul for a long week-end, made a side 
trio to Crete which she says was most Inter- 
esting. While in Athens she ran Into Harriet 
Eiaris Wyckoff but they didn't have "too 
much time in which to hash over olden 
times" as Harriet was leaving the next dav. 
Her son. John, took his bride to Alaska for 
the wedding trip, fell in love with the place, 
bought a house and stayed all winter. "They 
flew all over the place, skied, near Fairbanks. 

and had a truly wonderful experience." They 
came back to be with her mother while she 
went to Europe and now John is Delaware 
County correspondent for the Bingham foil 
Sun. Charlotte has taken on the job of Chair- 
man of the Junior Red Cross for the vicinity. 
Think she had better go on a lecture tour as 
she is so thoroughly convinced "that we must 
work with the children of the world if we 
ever e.xpect to have international tolerance 
and understanding". 

Martha Whitehead writes that on her first 
return visit to S.B. recently her eyes were 
"electrified at the glory of her new struc- 
tures". I detected a note of thinking back 
to the good old days when we were a small 
group. Martha Is In a tizzy to locate a 1916 
Briar Patch. Anyone wishing to part with said 
volume please let me know and I'll take on 
from there. 

Elanette $o\iitt Marks says that she hasn't 
any news — well you just don't write eight 
pages without news and she not only covers 
her own running around but the "doings" 
of "galfi" we all knew while we were in 
College. I'll print news of those not on my 
list because It is most interesting and if 
their respective Class Secretaries are a bit 
annoyed would suggest constant correspond- 
ence with Elanette. Elanette has for the 
past six winners gone to Jokake Inn, near 
Phoenix, Arizona, staying from four to five 
months each winter. While there she indulges 
in her hobby of long standing, which we all 
remember, painting, and she says she "can 
be found some place out on the desert; 
probably I'll never be one of the world's gre- 
artists but I do derive much pleasure and 
satisfaction from doing the best I can". This 
spring she went back to Chicago by way of 
California and as usual saw many S.B. friends. 
She and Hildegarde Planner Monhoff spent a 
delightful afternoon together In the Hunting- 
ton Gardens where they viewed the famous 
fringe tree in full bloom and were reminded 
of a similar tree at S.B. "Roberta (Bobby) 
Knaf)p Balloux and I celebrated our mutual 
birthday together as we have done often in 
the past years in other parts of the country." 
Hildegarde has a son, aged 9, and Bobby 
has two grown sons. Mary Jones Nixon 
Nelson was In bed with the flu so Elanette 
was not able to see her but she writes that 
both her daughters are married, that her son 
is stil! at home with her and that she Is full 
of enthusiasm for her very small granddaugh- 
ter. At this point Elanette says that the 
best she can do is to claim a grandniece and 
a grandnephew and that she will brag about 
them at the drop of a handkerchief. A 
recent meeting of the Chicago S.B. alumnae 
club was held at the home of Elmyra Penny- 
packer Yerkes at which time Elanette saw 
both Dorothy Wallace and Florence Woelfel 
Florence Is a successful business woman and 
I note Dorothy's achievements In the world 
of science have already been printed. 

Corlnne Gibhon Woolcott Is a real "oal" as 
she writes from her bed as follows: "This Is 
from my bed — where I am taking cortisone 
for an arthritic right hip. My case Is slight 
and not painful, and the drug has done won- 
ders. Expect to be up and about in anorhp*- 
few weeks. News — Still love Ashevllle. bridge, 
antiques. Husband (cute as ever), president of 

Bank of Ashevllle. Philip, Jr., starts second 
year medicine at Jefferson Medical School in 
Philadelphia In September. He loves it and 
is going to be a honey of a doctor. Second 
son, James, is Phi Beta Kappa, a rising Senior 
at the University of North Carolina and 
when he graduates in June will also be an 
Ensign in the Navy. He has volunteered to 
serve his country for two years (If he Is 
needed). Is this the kind of things you want?" 
Indeed, Corlnne, it is and many thanks for 
writing from the bed. 

And now I come to a wonderful letter 
from Margaret McVey (Mag), and I quote It 
in order that you may see that her modesty 
is still with her. She begins by saying, "I 
have a similar shoe pinching my foot. Am 
working on a job and no one will answer 
letters. I hate this kind of blog stuff but 
will relent. 

"In 1947 I resigned as Director of Athletics 
at St. Catherine's School as I was sure that 
I was too old for such a job. Then I became 
Director of Gamble's Hill Community Cen- 
ter, a private agency In one of Richmond's 
slum areas. There We maintained a recreation 
and teaching program for all ages from 
Nursery School to an old age program. 

"In 1948 I got a leave of absence to be- 
come the Umpire-Manager of the U. S. Field 
Hockey Touring Team to the World Confer- 
ence in Amsterdam. We played games in 
Scotland and England as well as the Tourna- 
ment in Amsterdam. In 19 50 I was fortu- 
nate enough to be selected as Umpire-Manager 
of the 1950 Touring Team to the Inter- 
national Conference In Johannesburg, South 
Africa. Since this Tour was to be of such 
a long duration, I resigned my position at 
Gamble's Hill. 

"Since my return to the States last October, 
I have had no regular position but have been 
quite busy, umpiring hockey games and 
refereeing and umpiring basketball games In 
season. Several days a week I give to Gamble's 
Hill Center and am doing a job of screening 
applications for overseas positions for the Red 
Cross. In this work Elizabeth Taylor Valen- 
tine (Buffy) is associated with me. 

"At present I am the Manager of the Scot- 
tish Woman's Hockey Tour to the U. S 
Certainly would be a poor Manager if I 
missed getting In this plug for their Tour. 
I am hoping that all vou readers will find 
an opportunity to see them play as they will 
be In this country from September 29 through 
Thanksgiving. , 

"Now aren't you sorry I wrote; Luck Lo 
you." No, Mag, I am not sorry and I know 
none of the people in our Class will be, to 
say nothing of the hundreds of alumnae who 
remember you as President of the S. B. 
Alumnae Association. You may think that 
you are too old to direct athletics but, boy, 
vnur schedule sounds terrific. Now what 
Mag didn't mention were the various honors 
which have been given her, to sav nothing 
of the McVey Building at St. Catherine's 
which was named for her. Anvone know 
nf any other alumna having a building named 
for her? The building Is a combination thea- 
tre and gym. Mag also received at a Junior 
Chamber of Commerce Award dinner a cer- 
tificate cltine her meritorious service as Direc- 
tor of Gamble Hill Community Center. IncI- 


Alumnae Neii's 

dentally Gertrude Kintz'nig Wiltshire's son- 
in-law received the same for his Beautify- 
ing Richmond Campaign and he sat next to 
Mag at the dinner. At the time Mag resigned 
as Director of the Gamble Hill Community 
Center there was a big picture of her :n 
the paper receiving from the Mothers of 
the Center a present — in the picture she 
looks just the same as when we were in 
college. Mag's picture was again in the 
press when she sailed for that South African 
journey. She is shown aboard the Queen 
Mary along with several of the members of 
the Team. 

Jane Pratt Betts writes: "You are so per- 
sistent, guess ril have to sit down and tell 
of the Betts' family". Both their daughters 
are married and they have five grandchildren 
and all have been there for two months so 
"you can imagine that right now I am rather 
bushed." One of the daughters lives in Abi- 
lene, Texas, where her husband is with the 
Lion Oil Company and the other daughter 
lives in Tampa where her husband works 
for General Mills. Jane and Walter divide 
their vacations between trips to Texas and 
New York. Jane is kept mighty busy, doing 
quite a bit of her own gardening (like 
Mag I must get in another "plug" for our 
nation-wide venture on "Bulbs from Hol- 
land"). Beside being President of the Garden 
Circle Jane is also active with Church activi- 
ties. They attend the Episcopal Church, 
"S.B. started me ofif in that direction". Jane 
says husband is a great hobbyist and at the 
moment he is painting furniture and knick- 
knacks "in the Peter Hunt fashion". Jane 
would like to do it herself but she says 
that she isn't artistic. Never mind, Jane, 
stick to that garden and "Bulbs from Hol- 

Grace McBaiti Ladds writes, "I honestly 
have nothing of interest to report for Class 
news. For your sake, I hope the others of 
1918 are more productive of interesting 
news". Modesty again, as we of 1918 well 
know that she is into a lot of things taking 
them in her stride to the point of thinking 
they are not interesting. When her letter came 
I sent her a telegram asking for more detail 
but guess she was out of town as no answer 
to date. 

Esther Turk Hemmings writes from their 
summer place, "Sevenoaks", in Ovid, N. Y. 
She doesn't think she has much news. Well 
they have five sons, "one tomboy and one 
very energetic granddaughter rising five". 
Eldest son is with the Equitable Life and he 
and his wife have moved to the city from 
the suburbs which Turk thinks will save her 
a lot of time next winter when her heavy 
schedule begins. At the moment she is on 
leave of absence — she always takes three 
months off in the summer — but she says 
for the last three years it's hardly been a 
vacation what with putting in electricity 
and an electric pump plus a fireplace with 
a three storv chimney. Now that that all 
is historv she says that she is gloriously 
lazv except for the "busman's holiday" 
reviewing books for the library as she i*: 
attached to the Schoolwork Division doing 
hook talks for high schools Back to the 
bovs: her second bov is still with the Air 
Force, instructing in electronics at a Missis- 

sippi base. She says that he is a good guitar 
player and sings fairly well and that he 
does a lot of work at local entertainments 
and radio shows. Two of the other boys arc 
round and about — one cutting logs, one 
mowing their big ball field and the third 
is in New York helping older brother move 
from the suburbs to the city. She considers 
her "daughter-in-law quite the nicest of all 
the children". She thinks that the best time 
of the year is from now until Thanksgiving 
and even after they return to the city they 
make many week end trips back to the coun- 
try as Turk "hates hot weather." 

Louise Case McGuire (Casey) writes as 
follows: "I really could not give you one 
bit of interesting information about myself. 
Both Barky and Chuck are married — but I 
am not a grandmother yet so can't rave 
about the little ones. I have gone back to 
work at the U.S.O. That and church work 
are at present my sole contributions to 
humanity. Don't bother to print this. I'll 
be glad to read of the rest". Well, my pal, 
as you are glad to read of others so they 
will be glad to read about you. What with 
this note from Casey, the one from Grace 
MacBain and no word from Charlotte 
Scaler Kelsey, who is doubtless up to her 
cars in garden clubs (gardening is her hobby) 
and other projects, I am beginning to think 
that Cleveland has their volunteers trained 
to a point where their "gals" don't even 
realize they are working hard. 

Thanks again to Cornelia for she has sent 
me word of Marianne Martin, who is head 
of the library at Leaksville-Spray, N. C 
where Ellen Wolf Halsey also lives. Marianne, 
according to Cornelia "has a marvelous or- 
ganization in the Library — even sending 
books into the nearby country by means of 
a bookmobile. She is much in demand as a 
club speaker, and as in our undergraduate 
days, she always has something worth listen- 
ing to". She goes to Norfolk to see her 
brother once or twice a year and Cornelia 
always sees her and again I quote, "She is 
stunning looking, and so vivacious and en- 

I had no more than mailed our class 
items to the office when along comes a very 
interesting letter from Marianne. I quote 
from her letter, "It has been simply ages 
since I have 'reported' to a class secretary 
but as nothing very unusual has happened 
to me your news column has lost nothing". 
Just a mere 169.882 books for the "White 
Collection" and 3 5,497 for the "Negro Col- 
lection"; the Library lent 452 Phonograph 
Records for home use, answered 2,031 Re- 
quests for Information, conducted 49 Story 
Hours, and provided 3 2 speakers for meetings. 
All of which I got from the 1950-1951 
"Annual Report". "Beside the headquarters 
building (Rockingham County Library) 
which is in Leaksville there arc five white 
branch libraries and three Negro libraries in 
the county and we operated two book trucks". 
"The Library started with the Junior 
Woman's Club a project which has become 
quite popular in the county, The Rocking- 
ham County Fine Arts Festival, an annual 
event which has been growing in Influence 
and Is no-w a recognized part of the life of 
the county. I enclose a little clipping about 

that". The "little clipping" Is just three 
columns and a couple of pictures, I quote one 
paragraph which will be of great interest to 
all: "Thus, the dream of Rockingham Coun- 
ty Librarian Marianne R. Martin that a coun- 
ty generally lacking in cultural opportunities 
might become enriched through a fine arts 
festival, was coming true". But she is 
"prouder of having helped to start the Negro 
Y. M. C. A. here, however, than of tho 
work with the Festival. I am also much 
interested in Bible Study and teach an aduli 
Bible Class, men and women, in the little 
Episcopal church here. I keep In touch with 
Dr. Rollins and he helps me very much". Of 
all things Marianne took a leave of absence 
in 1946-47 and went back to college, Emory 
University for two terms. "I matriculated 
in the Candler School of Theology and also 
took two courses in the history department. 
The history was on a graduate level and 
I worked very hard. After so many years 
out of school It was quite a little effort to 
get back into academic life. It was a great 
satisfaction to me to find out that I could 
still study and do satisfactory work for my 
teachers". Straight A's no doubt. Marianne 
saw Helen Johnston Jones last winter when 
she stopped off for a few days' visit with 
Ellen Wolf Halsey and they had fun talking 
over "the good old S.B. Days". Now this is 
the "pay off" — Marianne owns a heifer, a 
grade Hereford. "A farmer in the county 
and I are working on a little cattle project 
and I think it will be fun. You should 
have seen me at the cattle auction in June!" 
And the "column would have lost nothing"! 
Well I can't compete with children or 
grandchildren as we, not having the first, 
do not have the second — but who among you 
is a great Godmother? Now I just think 
that that Is too quaint for words. My great 
Godson, Henry Hamilton Hart, II, was 
christened last May 6 at the Episcopal Church 
in Brunswick, Georgia, just across the river 
from Sea Island, and he literally flirted with 
me while I held him during the service and 
I can compete with any of your grandmothers 
when It comes to "singing praises". Lots of 
fun having the pleasure of a chubbf little 
one without the responsibility. Stanley and 
I took ourselves leisurely, by motor, to Sea 
Island where we had one gorgeous time 
visiting my Godson's parents, who are now 
the grandparents of my great Godson (sounds 
complicated). We love Sea Island and this 
is our third trip there but our first to visit 
and while there I saw Miss McLaws several 
times. She hasn't changed a bit since that 
first day Casey and I walked Into her History 
of Art Class and couldn't understand a 
word she said, that southern accent had us 
down and plenty. As some of you will 
remember, she used to spend many of her 
holidays with her sister and her husband. 
Major General and Mrs. King, and since 
she retired she has been living with them 
at Sea Island, and what a place to live. Their 
house faces the ocean and they have their 
own private beach. The General and his wife 
gave a delightful dinner for us at the 
Cloisters but first we went to their house for 
this and that and to view the portrait that 
Miss McLaws did of the General — and with- 
out one sitting. In fact the General didn't 

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even know she was doing it. It is a perfect 
likeness, and I think that is one for "be- 
lieve it or not". On our return from there 
last May, Stanley plunged Into the finishing 
touches for a speech he was making in New 
York and from that into the writing of a 
couple of Chapters for a History Book, which 
is being written by several who are known 
to be experts in their respective fields. The 
minute that 22,000 woras were ready for 
the printer we took ourselves to Atlantic 
City for a rest. That is one of our favorite 
spots for a short trip. Now to ancient histoiy, 
but since many of you have asked for it, here 
it is. We returned from Holland in the 
spring of 1 947 and Stanley retired the 
first of May of that year and we thought 
that we would have all the leisure in the 
world. At this point I have seen very little 
of It, except when we just up and take a 
trip and that brings me to the travel depart- 
ment: the summer of 1947 we combined busi- 
ness and pleasure and were in Estes Park 
the entire summer, commuting from theie 
to Denver; that fall we had a glorious trip 
to the Smokies; come the spring of 1948 we 
went to Florida and Key West (no, no 
politics), stopping at Yeaman's Hall and 
Sea Island; in July Stanley went with me 
to the University of iMichigan where I picked 
up a citation as being the second woman to 
be President of the American Alumni Coun- 
cil. Florence Snow of Smith was there for 
the same reason as she was the first woman 
President and Gertrude Brouyn of Moun. 
Holyoke was the third and to date we are 
the only three women to hold that honor in 
more than forty years of the existence of the 
Council. October found us in New York, 
for the inauguration of "Ike" Eisenhower as 
President of Columbia (it might interest 
you to know that I have known Mamie 
for years as she used to live in Denver). 
Stanley was representing the University of 
Utrecht, from which he holds the LL.D and 
incidentally the first American accorded 
such an honor. Come the summer of 1949 
we took ourselves again to Denver for the 
dedication of a very beautiful stained glass 
window which we had given to Saint John's 
Episcopal Cathedral in memory of my father, 
mother and sister. From there to the Univer- 
sity of Wyoming where Stanley was a guest 
lecturer at their summer Institute of Inter- 
national Relations, then on to the Yellow- 
stone, and from there to Boulder for Stanley 
to give three lectures at the University of 
Colorado, then to Denver for him to give the 
initiation speech. Phi Beta Kappa, at the 
University of Denver and on home. Last 
summer we went to Bigwin Inn in Canada 
and I nearly froze to death, much prefer the 
south where you can at least cool off, but 
getting warm is something else again. In 
between times Stanley has been busy keeping 
a hop, skip, and a jump ahead of himself to 
keep up with his speaking engagements, 
articles for this and that, the radio and rtow 
television. I have never had a moment's 
qualm about lectures or questions from the 
audience but he has had some tough ones, 
especially at Penn State College and Welles- 
ley but according to the press he "handled 
himself extremely well", but his television 

— how would he look — well after the first 
appearance I've been having television par- 
ties as he is wonderful. As to my activities, 
sit on half a dozen Boards with their respec- 
tive duties, take my turn at the Thrift 
Shop, which is one of the activities and. 
financial support of the Children's Hospital 
Board; while Stanley was eight months in 
England during the war before Holland wis 
liberated I was Dean of Women at American 
University (I still hostess some of President 
Douglass' parties, he being a bachelor). And 
so it goes never a dull minute. Many thanks 
again my fine friends for helping make .i 
column for 1918. 

Cljss Sccri'fary: Frances Kenney (Mrs. Car- 
los E. Lyon) 64 Southmoreland Place, Deca- 
tur, Illinois. 

Fund Agcfif: Helen Beeson (Mrs. Francis 
M. Comer) 32 S Limestone Street, Maysville, 

I feel like a bride left waiting at the 
Church, for the zero hour has arrived and not 
a word of response from you people. Really too 
bad, since this is the News issue that goes to 
all alumnae. Now I'm hoping it may be a 
blessing in disguise — that you 1920-ers will 
quickly send the news in your circles. 

My days are rushing along in the usual way. 
Our son, "Corby", expects to return to 
Duke University soon, for his junior year 
in engineering. At present, he has been de- 
ferred by his draft board. 

In October, we hope to go Pittsburgh way 
to greet the anticipated third grandchild. 
Happy days! 

Sorry I cannot fill more space. My best 
to all. 

Class Sfcreiary: Marian Swannell (Mrs. 
W. G. Wright) 2616 Montana Street, El Paso, 

Fu?ni Agi'nf: Mary Rich (Mrs. Robert E. 
Robertson) 1406 Bolton Street, Baltimore, 

The summer's crop of news of the class 
has been a puny yield. Each one of you who 
does write asks for news of others. May I 
suggest again that before your secretary's next 
deadline . . . February 1, 1952 . . . those o^ 
you who have not written, please do! 

Helen Grill writes that she is keeping house 
for her father in Tiflin, Ohio. She has been 
"Visiting Teacher" for the Public Schools 
there, for fourteen years ... a job she sold 
to the School Board under that title rather 
than the one of "Truant Officer". She haa 
also been a probation officer with the Juve- 
nile Court for the past six years. Some years 
ago she adopted a boy and girl. The boy is 
now married and living near her and the girl 
has just completed her first year at teaching 
and is living at home. 

Phyllis Milliliter Camp, her husband and 
two daughters, stopped to see Helen while 
visiting Phyllis' cousin, the pastor of the 
Presbyterian Church. Josephine Saylcr Nord- 
strom, whose address has been unknown to 
us for a long time, is also living in Tiffin. 

Kathryn Kititnph McGuire postcards from 
Ottawa, Canada, that she and her husband 
were there for a bit of vacation. Kay's father 

died in June. Similar losses have come to 
many of us over the years and we send sin- 
cere sympathy and understanding to Kay at 
this time. 

Your secretary has spent this hottest of 
Texas summers nursing an ailing husband 
whom we are glad to report has survived 
such care and is now recuperating via the 
T-bone steak — broiled chicken diet method. 

Class Secvetary: (for this issue) : Edna Lee 
(Mrs. Joseph A. Gilchrist, Jr.) Sweet Briar, 

f«W Agent: Katharyn Norris (Mrs. Still- 
man F. Kelley, 11) "Kearsarge", R.F.D. 5, 
Charlottesville, Va. 

An air mail letter from Lody Page is 
responsible for this: Martie Close Page is 
as you probably know, our new class secretary, 
but Martie, having moved from Detroit to 
Cincinnati this summer (with one of their 
furniture vans being lost for lYi weeks 
during the process) is now in the hospital 
recovering from the second of two opera- 
tions. Lody reported that although they 
were considerably worried about the first 
operation, the news is now all good and she 
hopes to be well and at home shortly. 

You will all be saddened I know by 
news of the death on August 2 3 of Tom 
McCoy, Mart Bacbmaii McCoy's husband. He 
had a heart attack while playing golf and 
died a few minutes later in the club lounge. 
I know I speak for all of us in sending our 
deepest sympathy to Mart and Sally. Sally, 
incidentally, was the medalist in a teen-age 
golf tournament the afternoon her father 
died. She was May Queen at her preparatory 
school last spring and plans to enter HolHns 
this fall. All three oi the McCoys stopped 
to see us last spring and Sally is a darling. 

Another attractive class daughter who 
entered Sweet Briar this fall is Newell 
Bryan, daughter of Ellen Newell Bryan. She 
and Ellen spent a day with us not long ago 
and the whole family was delighted with 
her. Derrell May bank, daughter of Marian 
Taber Maybank, and niece of Miss Anne 
and Tootie, is also a freshman and we 
are looking forward to knowing her, too. 

Cornelia Wailes Wailes, after a little over 
a year in London and three months in the 
West Indies is, temporarily at least, back in 
Washington and I for one hope the State 
Department lets Tom "set a spell". They 
are both avid gardeners and are at present 
busy adding a terrace- porch to their house 
and landscaping an adjoining lot they've re- 
cently bought. 

The scrap book put together for Com- 
mencement would furnish material for many 
columns, but since our space is limited, here 
are some gleanings that, to me, seem par- 
ticularly newsworthy, picked up from it and 
from Reunion chit-chat: 

Dorothy G-f?ff Frisch, who sang at Helen 
/««.? Pfister's wedding, also sang at Helen's 
daughter's weddmg in June. 

Helen Finch Halford and her daughter 
Helen were presented at the Court of St. 
James in March. 

Dorothv Ha mil foil Davis is a member of 
the Development Committee of the Sweet 



Alumuac News 

Briar Board of Overseers. The Board last 
year augmented its own membership on this 
committee by the addition of three alumnae 
and three parents. 

Mary Lib Lougherry Arthur's son, Dale, a 
junior at The Citadel, was stricken with a 
severe case of polio last October. He is now 
recovering however, and hopes to return to 
school this year. 

Marie Praugc Conrad and her husband 
have recently adopted two children, aged 
7 and 8; one a little Polish child who had 
been in this country for only four months. 
Kay Norris Kelley and her family are 
moving to Virginia. They have rented a 
house near Charlottesville from which they 
plan to look around and be on the spot when 
the right place turns up. 

May Mason SpirJ Sexton had a new daugh- 
ter just before Commencement. The news 
came through Anne Mason Bient Winn, whom 
Speedy had telephoned the day after the ar- 

Eleanor Rirbi Birchall's son Jack, 23, chief 
photographer for Franz Blom, the anthro- 
pologist, is with a party of three explor- 
ing the jungles of Southern Mexico for 
Mayan relics. They planned to spend four 
months in territory previously explored only 
by air. 

And now part of one questionnaire that 
didn't arrive in time for Commencement 
but reached me not long ago which, for 
sheer courage and indomitable spirit tops any- 
thing I've heard for a long time and I know 
will inspire you as It has me. It is from 
Virginia Mack Senter. 

"Sorry that I can.'t be with you, but you 
don't know what I've saved you by just writ- 
ing my tale of woe — for woe is me! 

"One night 3 Yz years ago I drove the 
longest block in my life, realizing I had no 
feeling in my feet. It was the start of 
Multiple Sclerosis, and I have been fighting 
the wheel chair ever since. At last I am 
greatly improved and I am winning the 
fight. I no longer clutch the wall when 1 
walk; nor do I "clump" (no knee action) 
nor zigzag like one with seven drinks; nor 
do I fall; and, most wonderful of all, I no 
longer have the crippling cramps from toe 
to thigh I had almost every night for two 
years. I had difficulty writing, and talking 
(believe it or not) and I walked leading 
with my head, but my hips way behind. Now 
my bones are meeting and I stand straight 
and don't look so awful. A doctor helped 
me at first but an Osteopath has truly 'set me 
straight'. I can even kneel once more, after 
two years, and offer thanks for my won- 
derful recovery. 

"I never gave up teaching, tho' my hus- 
band put me in my chair in the morning 
and called for me at the end of the dav. 
My 150 students helped me get through each 
day and learned consideration along with 
Arithmetic and History for 7th and 8 th 
grades. During this time I had the thrill 
of my History class putting over a recreational 
center project that had lain dormant for 
years, tabled by the Commissioners, until 
my students held a "Town Hall Meeting" 
in the classroom, another before the school, 
and then, after a visit to the Commissioner, 

a mass meeting, presenting their "Town Hall 
Meeting'' as a play before about 3 00 inter- 
ested adults. The newspapers caught the en- 
thusiasm of my children, a bond issue was 
passed, and there is now a year around re- 
creational center for the West Side as a re- 

Virginia adds that her husband is a High 
School Principal and she has a son, Billy, 

Bamby Iliff, Dot Keller Ilitf's daughter and 
my Judy and Joan attended Helen MacMa- 
hon's and Dan Boone's camp in Little Switz- 
erland, N. C, this summer, loved it, and 
according to Dot and me, were the three 
most attractive campers there! 

Please, all of you, come by The Farm 
House and see us whenever you get near Sweet 

Class Secrefary: Margaret Cramer (Mrs. 
W. B. Crane, Jr.) SO Verplank Avenue, 
Stamford, Connecticut, 

Ftinil Agent: Daphne Bunting (Mrs. L. K. 
Blair) 42 Kenwood Avenue, Worcester, Massa- 

Surely you are very much aware that this 
June we will have our 2 5 th reunion. So, girls, 
ladies, women — prepare! 

First on your list — a contribution to the 
Sweet Briar Alumnae Fund so that you will 
get the March and June issues of the News 
and thus be up to date. If you plan to come 
to Reunion, which of course you do, send your 
name to me before February 1st. We know 
you will want to know whom you are going 
to meet so a Ust will be published in the 
March issue. We want EVERYBODY to 
join up, whether you went to Sweet Briar 
one year or four! 

Evelyn Anderson Tull went to Sweet Briar 
in June to reunion and has written a wonder- 
derful account of it for this issue. I quote: 

"Marian Chaffee and I had the fun and the 
thrill of going back to Sweet Briar for gradua- 
tion this year, and it was such a soul-satisfy- 
ing week-end that I thought you might 
like to hear about it in detail. We highly 
recommend it. By the way, Marian said all 
the Wilmington, Delaware contingent realJy 
have high hopes of going back for our 

"I'm still surprised to know that I've had 
my grand trip. I was already planning to 
go east when the news about Sweet Briar Com- 
mencement started coming in. My brother 
and sister-in-law's summer home is on Chesa- 
peake Bay, and somehow that got to sound- 
ing closer and closer to Sweet Briar, Virginia. 
Finally, I found myself thinking that by 
next year my hair would be gray, and I'd be 
wearing glasses all the time, so I'd better just 
go this year. For a while I just left the invi- 
tation on my bureau. Then when I men- 
tioned it to Dick, he said he thought it was 
a wonderful idea. That was all I needed! So 
John Tull (our seven-year-old) and I took 
off by plane in time for him to visit with 
his aunt and uncle. 

"Marian and I met in the Union Station in 
Washington, as per schedule, and it surely 
seemed like we'd turned the clock back when 
we got on the sleeper for Sweet Briar. 

"How can I tell you how delightful it was 

to find the campus lovelier than ever, the 
professors looking as spry as ever, the girls 
who were about to graduate as beautiful as 
ever? All the mothers and sweet girl grad- 
uates were having such a marvelous time 
together that I had the only twinges of regret 
I've ever experienced, over no daughter of 
my own. But then Marian said, 'The Tull 
boys can marry Sweet Briar girls*. 

"Marian and I had a full day on the cam- 
pus before most of the alums came. We 
stayed in a room in two of the professors' 
homes — a lovely place, and they made us 
most welcome. 

"Out of the '26 graduates, of course Lib 
Rouiifrec Kellerman's flying in from Hawaii 
was fancy. She is very vital and as gorgeous 
looking as ever. Marian and I took a private 
vote and decided Dorothy Hamilton Davis 
was the most stunning of anybody back. -Dot 
Keller Iliff (whom I'm devoted to anyway, 
from the years I have known her in Den- 
ver) has stayed extra young looking and is 
more attractive than in her campus days. 
Dottie McKee Abney is lovely looking; it 
saddens me to think she has been a widow so 
many years. Lois Peterson Wilson looks ex- 
actly as she did in 1926. Most everybody 
looked happy, prosperous and 'well-preserved,' 
Miss Rogers said. 

"Saturday a bunch of us had lunch ia 
the Tea Room and later went to the Garden 
Party in Boxwood Circle. The banquet that 
night was such a success that it helped us 
forget that it was right hot in the refectory. 
Lib Kountree Kellerman suggested air-condi- 
tioning as a gift from the alumnae. Edna 
Lee Gilchrist acted as toastmistress and she 
certainly was adroit. Everything moved along 
at a fine pace, and she always seemed to 
have the exact, appropriate word at her 
tongue's tip. She looked very handsome in 
a green, most becoming dress. The highlight 
was when she introduced Dr. Pannell. She is 
charming, and her talk about the college 
was well received. Sunday morning we heard 
Dr. Jones, Bishop of West Texas, at Bacca- 
laureate. His sermon was 'Rediscovering God' 
and it was a far cry from that typical Bacca- 
laureate sermon. It was wonderful and cer- 
tainly should have been a good send off to the 
youngsters who were graduating into a lot of 
trouble, with the world in the state it's in 
now. I couldn't help but think what an 
unsettled state of affairs they're facing com- 
pared with what we knew in 1 927. They're 
surely going to need a lot of faith and cour- 
age and Dr. Jones gave them a wonderful 
dose of it. 

"Marian and I had to leave shortly afrcr 
that so we missed the class picnic and Com- 
mencement. We did have time though for a 
most enjoyable visit with Dan Boone's mother. 
Dan looks about as she did in college. Peggy 
Reinhold looks very young and chipper, too. 
Marian and Dottie Keller Iliff had fun talking 
over their college weight compared with 
now. Both past athletes have extremely fine 
and much slimmer 'figgers' than they had 
in school. Dottie Kdnhnrg Fuller was an- 
other sweet looking person at the tea. She 
is widowed, too, and lives in Lynchburg. 
Amelia Mollis Scott, also of Lynchburg, tends 
to being Alumnae Association President, in 

October, 1951 


addition to raising four children, ore of 
them a new baby. She conducted the Alum- 
nae meeting on Saturday afternoon very 
adroitly. Margaret Cortiwcll Schmidt, the 
Alumnae Secretary, is a dear, and certainly 
handles her job well. 

"Marian wants me to tell you that the 
class scrap books were in constant demand 
and are a real help in catching up on class- 
mates. We were both especially glad to read 
about Marj Aflce Parks and Daphne Bunting 

"As soon as I got back to Denver I wrote 
Anna Patton Thrasher, my Sweet Briar room- 
mate, and told her I expected to see her and 
Tom at our 25th. Dick said he'd take me 
next time because it sounded like such fun. 
*17 really has something to look forward to 
in June, and I know this for sure, because 
the 2 5th is a real thrill. Ask anyone from 

Our Reunion Chairman has a message at 
the end of this column after the following 
news items: 

We want to express our sympathy to Ruth 
Annspau^b Daniels whose father passed away 
June 30. 

Ruth Lowrance Street was the mother of 
the bride on August 22 when Frances mar- 
ried Gordon L. Smith, Jr., in the First 
Methodist Church in Chattanooga. It was a 
beautiful wedding, with the reception at rhe 
Chattanooga Golf and Country Club. 

In June the Barne's (Bebe Gilchrist) were 
in Louisville where Dick attended a Dental 
Convention. Bebe had a grand visit with 
Madeline Brown Wood. Bebe has a splendid 
idea for our class — financing a restoration 
of Daisy's Garden. 

Emilie Hahcll Marston and John visited 
their daughter, Nancy, and her husband in 
the spring — taking the Skyline Drive and the 
Blue Ridge Parkway en route to Texas to 
see them while they were there on a business 
trip. Emilie said that they saw Hollins on 
their Virginia trip — "it is pretty, but can't 
compare to Sweet Briar", 

On August 8, the Tuckers (Gwin Harris) 
had just finished a six thousand mile trip 
through the northwest ending in beautiful 
Beverly Hills. "Flowers, trees, mountains and 
above all running water and lakes helped 
ease the blow of returning to drought-stricken 
West Texas. Our water supply is now rationed 
and the situation is really critical. The lake 
that supplies fifty thousand people in San 
Angelo is down to nine feet and no hope 
of rain for another month. Flood and 
drought seem to be our portion in this part 
of the country, but when it rains it is a 
garden spot so we make out between calami- 

We are terribly pleased to hear from 
Dorothy MacKciizie Kraebber. After Sweet 
Briar she went to Northwestern where she 
met her husband, Henry. He is production 
manager of Blakeley-Oswald Printing Com- 
pany, Chicago. They have three children, 
Jim, 15; Susan, 12; and Nancy, 10. 

Kitty Wilson Garnett tells us that she and 
Peggy Williams Bayne will see us in June of 

2 5th Reunion 

Elisabeth Mathews Wallace, Chairman 


Look your family squarely in the 
face without flinching and say "I will 
be on Sweet Briar campus in June". 
Keep saying it until June, '52 and you 
will enjoy every minute of the program 
that will include a 2 5th reunion Fol- 
lies directed by Babe Alhers Foltz. Dig 
deep for your costume — you may be 
the leading lady. 

As wives attend their husbands' re- 
unions, we may have a place for our 
brave husbands at the "Terrific 2 5 th". 
The campus has changed for tht 
better but you'll find plenty of old 
favorites to enjoy — The Boxwood Cir- 
cle is calling you. 

We are depending on YOU to make 
this the best and largest 2 5th re- 
union Sweet Briar has ever had. 

Elisabeth Mathews Wallace, 


Margaret Leigh Hobbs, 

Assistant Chairman 

The Durhams (Jo Snowden) spent several 
weeks in South Carolina. They had a won- 
derful time, saw many people and visited 
Eugenia Gooiiall Ivey en route. 

Pauline Payne Backus and Bill-, now 2[2, 
paid the Cranes a fleeting visit in June. The 
Durhams, the Cutlers (Beck Manning) and 
Virginia Wilson Robbins joined in the fun 
and confusion. 

In July and August Ibby Luck and Hall 
Hammond visited Chicago (seeing Cubs vs. 
Giants baseball game) Cody, Wyoming, Yel- 
lowstone National Park, then on to Seattle, 

Helen Smyser Talbot and children visited 
Helen's moiher on Cape Cod thib summer. 

The Robbins (Virginia Wilson) and their 
two children made a tour of New England 
going as far as Gloucester. Mrs. Wilson vis- 
ited Virginia the last two weeks in August. 

The Kellys (Mary Vizard) took their three 
boys on a very thorough tour of Niagara 
Falls, doing everything in the book. Highly 

We understand that Cates has had a highly 
successful, season in her antique shop near 

In August Marian Thaver made a trip 
around the Gaspe Peninsula, Edward Island 
and Nova Scotia. "The scenery was grand in 
many places and quaint in others. Found the 
Canadians charmingly friendly. Have started 
another year of teaching second graders in 
Glenview, Illinois — a community which has 
tripled in recent years. Visited Sweet Briar 
two summers ago and was thrilled by the fine 
buildings and gorgeous trees. How they have 

I visited Lois Allen Perkins in Cleveland 
later in the summer. The minute I arrived I 
lost my voice which forced me into hidin:; 
for a while. Nevertheless, I had a wonderful 
time and am devoted to Lois and her entire 

family. I was disappointed th^t I was unable 
to reach Kathryn Khitnph McGuire and Bebe 
Gilchrist Barnes. They must have been gala- 
van tin' themselves. 

Our very fine and capable Fund Agent, 
Daphne Bunting Blair, has the following im- 
portant message: "Perhaps you have never 
before felt able to express your affection for 
and loyalty to Sweet Briar by contributing to 
the Alumnae Fund. But this, our 2 5th, is 
a very special year for our Class when 
number and amount of our contributions will 
express most significantly the deep regard we 
have for our college. So send in your checks — 
large or small. Sweet Briar needs them and 
will appreciate them". 

The next issue of this magazine will be out 
in March and will be the on\(y one between 
now and our reunion. DON'T MISS IT! 

Class Secretary: Mary Archer Bean (Mrs. 

James Van Deusen Eppes) 447 Heckewelder 

Place, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. 

Fund Agent: Virginia Hodgson (Mrs. R. C. 

Sutliff) 473 3 24th Road, North, Arlington, 


It was fun hearing from so many of our 
classmates and I will share the news from 
these replies to the questionnaire and letter 
which went out last spring (l/3 for each 
issue of the Alumnae News, so please sub- 
scribe to the Alumnae Fund and keep up to 

Jean Buchanan Bingham ^' rites from New 
York, "Mu^t you raise the question of grand- 
children! Although I expect to be taken 
for my four year old's grandmother any day 
now*". Her other son is 15, and her daughter, 
Carolyn Baldwin, is 12. She has done free 
lance promotion writing and spent 1 7 years 
in magazine publishing — was Managing Edi- 
tor of Cue and an Associate of Collier's. She 
hopes to get back into business one of these 

Martha Dabney Jones is Dean of Students, 
St. Marys School and Junior College, Ra- 
leigh, N. C. She also teaches English and 
does choral work as a member of the 
Raleigh Oratorio Society, alumnae work 
"St. Mary's rather than Sweet Briar". She 
was recently Secretary-Treasurer of the Col- 
lege English Association ( Va.-N.C.-West Va.) 
and is President of St, Marys Chapel Woman's 
Auxiliary 1949-52. 

Betty Bryan Stockton writes from Jackson- 
ville, Florida, "Just wish I couM see all. of 
you gathered together at the P-<ch today. 
But duty calls and I am on my way to 
Baltimore to see my daughter, Preston, grad- 
uate from St. Timothy's. She is entered 
for S.B. — with the pious hope that she will 
not trip over her graduation dress and that 
she will really get to S.B, I'll just add a 
few notes! Have seen a good deal of Blitz 
and Pet these last few years. They are as 
delightful and unpredictable as ever, Anne 
Mason Brent Winn paid me a fine visit two 
years ago with her daughter, Mason. ... I 
knew that lots of old friends come through 
here in the winter time and I do hate not 
to see them. My husband's main development 
is Point Vedra down on the ocean, and many 
a time I have gone into the dining room and 


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inet fine old' friends like Betty Prcscoff 
Balch, as unexpectedly as a bolt of lightning. 
She and Dick have been coming down for 
some years now. Also have seen Theodora 
"Tootic" May hank Williams and Claire Man- 
ner Arnold in recent years. Expect I'll be 
coming 'round the mountain more often with 
my child on campus. She is a pretty good 
Jittle egg and I hope will enjoy S.B. as much 
as I did. Unfortunately as Blitz remarked. 
'She isn't a chip oti the old block; she is 
the old block itself; well time will tell — at 
least she is a good student so far — which 
same never bothered her Ma". Betty's inter- 
ests besides two children, Elizabeth Randolph 
Preston and James R., Jr., (at Lawrenceville 
School), are Historical Societies, Red Cross, 
Junior League, Colonial Dames, Urban 
League, English Speaking Union, St. John's 
Parish, hunting and fishing, etc. 

Elizabeth "Ibbi" Payuc Carter keeps house 
for her father-in-law at Christ Episcopal Rec- 
tory in Petersburg, Virginia. "Sorry I can't 
be there June 2-4. Be sure to observe the 
Rosewood square Chickering piano in the 
Music Room of Sweet Briar House. My older 
sister and I agreed to present it in answer 
to the pleas observed in the S.B. Ncuslcttcr. 
The piano belonged to our grandmother, 
Mrs. John M. Payne, of Amherst, who was a 
close personal friend of Mrs. Williams 
(Daisy's mother). You may recall grand- 
mother's talk to the College on Founder's 
Day, '2 5, when she was nearly 90. Due to 
her association and our Daddy's being on 
the Board of S.B. until his death we felt it 
fitting that Dr. Pannell should have it there 
as a sort of memorial from our family. My 
sister Mary Payne (Mrs. Victor Millner of 
Danville) has received such appreciative letters 
from Dr. Pannell. . . . We look forward to 
spending a musical evening at Sweet Briar 
House in the near future." "Ibbi's" interests 
besides the Woman's Auxiliary and Garden 
Club include being Historian of the P.T.A. 
Red Cross Bloodmobile, American Cancer 
Society. D.A.R., and Boy Scouts (Assistant 
Den Mother of Cub Scouts). 

Emilie Giese Martin sent some attractive 
snapshots of their "new old house". Her 
two sons are William, 16, and John, 12 "not 
having anyone of my own to send to Sweet 
Briar I have done a little work among daugh- 
ters of friends of mine. So if you meet 
Marianne Vorys or Ann Vlerebome, look 
twice." Emilie has been secretary for 10 
years of the Board of Directors of Nursing 
Welfare and is on the Board of the Com- 
munity Chest and Community Concerts Asso- 
ciation and is interested in the Historical 
Society, A.A.U.W., Parents League, etc. 

Constance Stanbyongb Burke has a gift store 
in Santa Fe where she is developing a line 
of Decorative Tile. She sent some charm- 
ing kodachromes and urges "the girls to look 
us up when they are out this way*'. 

Jane Wilkinson Banyard teaches Braille and 
does Braille Transcribing in Hamilton, Ber- 
muda. Her two sons are Frederick (Skip) 
17/2. and Richard (Rick) 6V2. She writes, 
"Wish I could come back in June. 1 haven't 
been to S.B. since I left. This was forwarded 
to me in England where I had gone to join 
my husband who is bringing out our new 
ship, the Ocean Monarch. We arrived in 

New York recently. He is taking her 
on her maiden trip to Bermuda and Nassau 
(without my help) being the Senior Captain 
of the line (Furness-Bermuda), on this side, 
then comes back on our Queen of Bermuda. 
I left Bermuda most unexpectedly just when 
the college crowds were coming, so missed 
having my Sweet Briar tea I had last year. 
... I enjoyed it so much last year I had 
hoped to make it an annual occurrence, but 
instead being a true 'camp follower' followed 
the 'old man* to England. He flew, but I 
went Queen Elizabeth, tho' I did fly to New 
York to catch her — and I still am old 
fashioned enough to prefer surface travel. 
. . . Give my best to everyone and have a 
roaring reunion — please look me up — we are 
in the phone book." 

Martha Maupin Stewart has two children, 
Robert, 1 3, and Maupin, 8. She writes from 
Portsmouth, Virginia, "1 am vice-president 
Students Club — treasurer of Woman's Aux- 
iliary of my parish — member of Board of 
Trustees of Public Library . . . we hope to 
move into our new house before many more 
weeks go by." 

Claire Hoyt Gaver has 3 boys, Charles, 14, 
James, 9, Dean, 7. She has a job as Secretary 
to the Supervising Principal of Fair Lawn. 
New Jersey Public Schools. 

Josephine Klnttz Ruffin has a son. Bill, Jr., 
19, at the University of North Carolina, 
Josephine, 16l<2, at Chatham Hall, Burton. 
1 1 Yz- Her husband is President of the 
National Association of Manufacturers and 
she is a past president of the Junior League 
of Durham, N. C, incoming president of the 
Woman's Auxiliary of St. Phillips Episcopal 
Church, trustee of the Symphony Board, 

Kate Coe writes that besides her job sell- 
ing dresses in the Young Cosmopolitan Shop 
at Bests, she is head of the Children's Museum 
at Memorial House, Englewood, N. J. She is 
the one person in our class I have seen this 
summer — and then we met briefly in New 
York after we had put my eldest son, Jamie. 
I7'/2, on the Libertc for a visit to relatives and 
friends in England and France. He goes to 
Princeton this fall. His brother, Bennett, 15, 
will return to St. Paul's School in Concord, 
N. H. We have moved again — this time 
we've bought a quaint old brick Moravian 
house which we are doing over by degrees. 
Jimmy likes teaching Mechanical Engineering 
at Lehigh again, so I hope this will be our 
address for a long, long time! 

From Adelaide Richarihon Hanger comes 
this word, "Have heard from Evelyn Bye 
Ross every Christmas since 1 926 — daughter 
Betsey, 16, and John, 12. Anne Gleaves, my 
roommate my last year at S.B., is Mrs. 
Frank Drought and lives here in San Antonio. 
Her husband is quite a successful architect. 
I am enclosing a picture of their only child 
(Nancy, a Senior at Wellesley). My husband 
who is an attorney has been recalled to active 
duty with the Air Force and we leave May 
5 for Hill Air Force Base, Ogden, Utah. So I 
am an army wife again! He was in the 
service in the last war from 1 940 to 1946 
and is a Lt. Colonel. We're packing fran- 
tically . . . while going through some old 
boxes I found my freshman apron and beads. 
The apron needs laundering but I've never 

dared to wash it because of the ink. I 
thought perhaps you might let it attend our 
class reunion as my proxy. It might be of 
interest as I doubt if any aprons have been 
saved. Please remember me to the girls who 

Elizabeth Leuis Reed is building in Rich- 
mond, Virginia. Her son, Wellford, Jr., is 
1 5 — Patty Moon is 1 1. Her civic and cul- 
tural interests are manifold — Program Chair- 
man of the Woman's Club for 3 years. Urban 
League, etc. She has the important position 
of Educational Secretary of the Woman's 
Auxiliary of the Diocese of Virginia. "I 
love working for the church but long for 
more support and a 40-hour week." 

Anne Mason Brent Winn has twin sons of 
18. John Blanton and Charles Brent, who 
graduated from St. James in Maryland and 
Anne Mason, Jr., is 7. She writes, "I see 
Betty Whitehouse Hagin, Winifred We^t 
Madden, and Edith Railey Dabney all the 
time. Quite a large number of Sweet Briar- 
ites around here — but not any action — also 
I get to Cincinnati still and see some of the 
S.B. alumnae there." 

Athlein Ben f on Law ton is still teaching in 
Roanoke, Virginia — she mentions as side in- 
terests gardening and the A.A.U.W. "Dot 
Joliffe Urner has a lovely new home. Her 
daughter plans to enter S.B. this fall." 

We extend our deepest sympathy to Nora 
Lee Antrim of Richmond, Virginia, who lost 
her uncle Hugh Antrim soon after their 
summer sojourn at Camp Wind wood on 
Squam Lake in New Hampshire had begun. 

Amelia Holds Scott's newest daughter, 
Mary Vista, arrived last December 22. Her 
others are Holly, 2^, and Susan, now a 
sophomore at S.B.C. She aUo has a son at 
V.E.S. The following are excerpts from her 
letter about commencement. "Anne Mason 
Brent Winn arrived in time for the Garden 
Party on Saturday afternoon . . . told her 
of seeing her picture in the April Toiin ami 
Country. (She said that it was the rhost 
flattering picture she had ever had.) . . . The 
Alumnae Banquet was really tops. Edna Lee 
Gilchrist was toast mistress and as usual did 
a grand job. It was fun seeing members of 
the class of '26 — who were seniors our Fresh- 
man year — Remember how we quaked at the 
name of 'Lib' Rountree (Kellerman) ? She 
had flown from Hawaii and was the same 
magnetic person! Sunday afternoon at the 
picnic three other members of our class were 
there — Amelia Woodivard Davier, Mildred 
Brotiou^b Taylor and Gert Prior. I had 
planned to stay through Sunday P.M., buc 
both of my little girls were sick and I had 
to get back. . . . Sue had just gotten home 
from S.B.C. and she had to take over for 
me. As Tom says, 'We raise our own baby 
sitters' . . . She has had a happy Freshman 
year . . . the whole relationship of the classes 
has changed since we were there. The Orienta- 
tion Committee makes an effort for the 
Freshmen to know all the girls. The whole 
student body gathers in G rammer Commons 
after week-ends to discuss things. The girls 
work hard but love it. . . . The little girls 
keep me busy nursing but they are both so 
interesting . . . at times this year I have 
been up giving the youngest a bottle when 
the oldest comes in from a dance ..." 

October, 1951 


Gere Prior writes, "Had a letter from 
Eleanor Dnvall SpruiM early in the summer 
from Little Switzerland, N. C, where she 
and Jimmy were spending a few days vaca- 
tion (their first alone in S years). Did lots 
of hiking and birding. They went over to 
see Helen MacMahon's and 'Dan' Boone's camp 
"Qfcnlaurel" . . . She was charmed with it. 
1 have just returned from a few days visit 
at the camp myself. I was north earlier and 
though I didn't see Kay Close I had a long 
chat on the telephone with her. She is still 
with the Survey in New York and was 
planning a trip in August out to California. 
... Am trying to get peaches canned and 
some tomato juice done, etc., before the Book 
Shop opens and the whirl begins . . . !" 

Class Secretary: Elizabeth Copeland (Mrs. 
Fillmore Norfleei) Woodberry Forest, Vir- 

Fuiitl A^cnf: Gwendolyn Olcott (Mrs. 
George S. Writer, Jr.) 21 5th Avenue, 
Nyack 5, New York. 

The really big news I have for you this 
time is a year old, was relayed to me from 
Helen Sim Mellen, '31, via Elizabeth Clark, 
MI, and came just in time for me to make 
my deadline, as well as to enliven an otherwise 
pretty prosaic letter to you. 

Wilhelmina Rankin of Westfield, New 
Jersey, was married to Paul E. Teter, Jr. of 
Bay Minette, Alabama on September 23, 19S0. 
According to the newspaper article announcing 
the marriage, Wilhelmina and her husband are 
living in Bay Minette. 

Elizabeth also told me that Rosalie Faulk- 
ner Loving and her husband operate a de- 
lightful, shop called the Virginia Lawn and 
Garden Center in Lynchburg in which they 
sell any and everything relating to horti 
and vegiculture. Also from Elizabeth comes 
a glance at Lucy Miller Baber who is a tour- 
nament golfer and a power in the child 
welfare movement in the State of Virginia. 
Fanny Penn Ford Libby is a busy housewife, 
Elizabeth says, who is a busy home service 
Red Cross Worker herself. 

I got only a few tidbits of news on my 
own. Betsy Williams Gilmore writes me from 
Cleveland that she, her husband and small 
Nell had a lovely trip to Lake Chautauqua 
in August and spent the rest of Kirk's 
vacation playing golf at home. Betsy says 
that Florence Lodge McCall and family are 
moving from Cleveland to Cincinnati. 

When I learned from the Alumnae Office 
that Norvell Royer Orgain and Lucy Millcf 
Baber were the only 1 93 0's on the campus 
at Commencement, I wrote Norvell to ask 
about the time she had. She replied that 
it was her usual good one, except that she 
never even saw Lucy Harrison. Norvell drove 
up with Amelia Woodivard Davier who had 
not been back in years and Norvell had the 
unusual pleasure of sitting with Miss Craw- 
ford shelling peas, while Miss Rogers took 
Amelia off to see everything! Norvell says 
they picnicked with the class of *29 and 
spoke of seeing Anne Mason Brent Winn at 
that festivity. 

This summer I met a delightful woman 
from Richmond who told me that her 

daughter, now at Sweet Briar, had just had 
a lovely guest, whom she described as the 
Sweet Briar representative at St. Andrews 
in Scotland for the Junior Year this coming 
year. When I told her that that girl's mother 
and I were in the same class at Sweet Briar, 
it made a new friend for me. Do alJ of you 
know that the girl of whom I am speaking 
is Anne Green, Mona Stone Green's daughter? 
I am sure we all feel, as I do, a great joy 
that our class baby is such a credit to her 

My first holiday in years was afforded me 
by Sue Tucker Yates who invited me and 
my children to visit her at her home in 
Asheboro, N. C, for a week in August. 
Sue and I had the most delightful time 
ever, and I don't know when I have been 
so refreshed. Sue and her hubsand live on 
a farm outside of Asheboro in the summer 
where they and their four children ride 
horseback and enjoy a truly simple and 
wholesome life. She and I talked nineteen 
to the dozen for days on end while the 
children were left to their own devices. 
I feel as if I have had almost as nice a sum- 
mer as my husband who went gallivanting 
to Mexico with some colleagues here at the 
school with whom he teaches Spanish. They 
are taking only a month off, but my week 
with Sue was worth their whole jaunt. 

When I saw Charlotte Lee Lauck in June, 
she told me her sister, Martha Lee Poston 
was working at the Alderman Library in 
Charlottesville. Which reminds me that I 
caught a short glimpse this summer of Evelyn 
Mullen who also worked there, but had no 
time to chat. I am sure you are all glad 
enough that we did not, so long have I 
gone on about other chats I had. However, 
if I did not talk so much I would have had 
little to give you. Next time, the rest of 
you do the talking and I will set it down! 

Class Secretary: Elizabeth S. Clark, 227 
Boston Avenue, Lynchburg, Virginia. 
Fund Agent: Marjorie Webb (Mrs. Law- 
rence Maryanov) 302 Glenburn Avenue, Cam- 
bridge, Maryland. 

Woe is me! I sent out exactly thirty 
cards and received exactly two replies, one of 
which was not solicited. It is most depressing. 

In June I went to Short Hills, New Jersey, 
for a wedding. While there I called Helen 
Sim Mellen. She was very much surprised at 
my sudden appearance out of limbo. She said 
she was having almost too many surprises 
that week. The day before, her husband, 
Harold, had up and come down with an 
emergency appendicitis and was in the hos- 
pital. The next week-end I went to West- 
field, had lunch and spent the afternoon with 
the Mellens. Harold was at home recuperating 
nicely from his appendectomy. Young John 
is quite a boy and the Mellens have the 
biggest Siamese cat you ever saw. I had a 
delightful visit and it was grand to see Helen 
again. She was sorry to have missed reunion 
but her mother had been ill. 

Aside from having a private reunion with 
Helen I stayed in New York for five days. 
Saw The King and I; South Pacific and Call 
Mc Madam. They were all wonderful. Also 

went to see Stop the Music but Stop the Music 
did not see me, so I came home without a 
deep freeze. 

Some weeks after she was here in June. 
I had a letter from Jean Cole Anderson. An 
account of her activities in Marietta, Georgia, 
makes perpetual motion seem static. The 
week Jean was with me was a whirl. We 
went partying almost every minute. Among 
those who entertained was Ella Williams 
Fauber who had us for a Coca-Cola party. 

Mary Stewart Kelso Littell writes that she 
feels very much as tho' college years are 
really over now that we have passed our 
twentieth and her "chick" is a sophomore 
in college. We wish our "class baby'' were 
at Sweet Briar, but know she is an addition to 
her own alma mater. Stewartie, her husband, 
and Carolyn spent their vacation at Carmel, 
California, which has me green with envy. 
I was there last summer and am bustin' to get 
back. She is looking forward to a busy fall 
full of activity with the usual Community 
Chest, Red Cross, Junior League Marionettes, 
Town Hall, etc. 

Gil Hilton Pritchard has turned out to be 
a regular commuter between California and 
Illinois. She spent May in California. In 
June she had house guests. In July she had 
thyroid surgery and in the middle of all 
that her husband received orders for the Far 
East. Her card was mailed in Evanston with 
return address in Arcadia, California, so 
she was then on the way back to the West 
Coast to stay, with hopes of joining the 
Colonel as soon as possible. 

Martha von Brissen spent a month at home 
in Milwaukee. She says she did not do any- 
thing spectacular, but I know she enjoyed 
seeing her family and being a lady of leisure. 
I had a long conversation on the phone with 
her which will most likely be the last I'll be 
seeing of her until Founders' Day. 

Nancy Worthington passed through Lynch- 
burg recently. Her, camping season was 
over and she was leaving right away for 
Labor Day week-end in Wilmington, Dela- 
ware. She will be back soon, and V\\ report 
further on her activities later, 

Ginny Keyser's niece, Patricia Keyser 
Smith, from Alexandria, Virginia, is entering 
the freshman class at Sweet Briar this fall. I 
hear that Ginny has a wonderful position in 
New York. 

Will all of you gals who see this plea 
please take pity on my plight and send in 
some nice newsy articles for the next issue? 
Cards will be coming to some of you but 
please don't wait to be asked. I am sorry 
that I do not have more items this time 
when everybody sees the Alumnae News. 
but I hope you are all so interested in the 
old Briar Patch that each one of you will 
be getting the later copies too, 

193 2 
Class Secretary: Marjorie Ward (Mrs. 
George H, Cross, Jr.) 2204 West 1 Ith Street, 
Wilmington, Delaware, 

Fund Agent: Mildred Gibbons, 918 First 
National Bank Building, Tampa 2, Florida. 

Your class secretary is thoroughly ashamed 
of her report and quite a bit miffed at her 
classmates who haven't answered her calls 


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for help. Two post cards out of all the ones 
I sent out have come back so you can see 
why there is so little news. 

Edith Riiiley Dabncy writes that she was 
too breathless to write much news since she 
was taking off for Virginia Beach that day 
with her whole family, aged four to seventy, 
including various aunts and cousins, but 
promises to write again. 

Letha Morris Wood says that her family 
moved to Upper Montclair two years ago and 
love their house. This summer she flew out 
to California to see her family there. Then 
she and Jack started out on a 13 00 mile 
motor trip through New England, Vermont, 
Maine and New Hampshire, where they saw 
their girls who are in camp there. Lee and 
Nancy are now 14 and 10. Lee is planning 
to go to Sweet Briar in 19 54. Letha hopes 
that if and when Lee does go, she can finally 
get back as a mother instead of an aiumna. 

I talked to Bea Stone DeVore late in August. 
She and Bob and their children are just 
home from Fenwick Island and another 
trip to Toledo where Bob's mother and 
father celebrated their fiftieth wedding an- 
niversary. I wish you could see the lovely 
lampshades Bea is making from walipaper. 

We went to Rehoboth for two weeks and 
the rest of the summer has been a very lazy 
one for me — picnicking, sitting in the sun and 
swimming and practically no housework. I 
am sorry that I can't pull some more news 
out of the hat for you. Please do let me hear 
from you for the next deadline in February. 

Class Secretary. Jean van Horne (Mrs. 
Malcolm Baber) 662? Lincoln Drive, Phila- 
delphia 19, Pennsylvania. 

Fund Agent: Geraldine Mallory, 169 East 
Clinton Avenue, Tenafly, New Jersey. 

How grand it is to be given this oppor- 
tunity to say hello to all of you. 

Mary and Margaret Imbrie came to lunch 
one day early this summer and our fourth 
was Margaret Mencke, '5 6. Mary and Mar- 
garet had driven to Sweet Briar at Commence- 
ment time to see their cousin, Billy Herron, 
graduate. They were the only two members 
of our class present and had an enjoyable 
time visiting the Faculty and other classes. 
I understand that Helen Bond went down 
later for classes in Equitation. Margaret 
Mencke was looking forward to a summer 
vacation cruise to Bermuda and Nassau. 

Helen Martin was kind enough to write 
to me although she had not taken the time 
for a vacation this year. She spends her 
spare hours riding her special horse "Jimmy'*. 
I hope to see them both one of these days. 

Doris Crafie Loveland has been one of the 
busiest this summer. She moved her family 
from Moorestown, New Jersey to Hammonton, 
New Jersey, then off for week-ends she went 
on the sailboat "Sceur)lf'\ Doris writes: "It is 
not large enough for parents and four chil- 
dren conscquentlv I have been spending most 
of the we"k consoling those children who had 
to be at home. . . . This week-end we take 
two children and two guests to Manhasset 
where the "Seeuolf" is anchored. Last week 
we were in Darien, Connecticut. Back to 
Moorestown soon for school". 

I had a train trip this summer which 
stretched into two very busy days and 
nights. The Kansas floods were responsible 
for the longer hours and two children, aged 
six and two, were responsible for the busy 
part. We were on our way to Santa Fe, New 
Mexico. Our first dining car meal was fraught 
with drama. Our two-year-old, Brucie, had 
carried a Dinky Toy into the car with him 
and objecting to some part of his dinner he 
suddenly threw the toy high and far. It 
missed, just missed, the lady being seated 
at the table ahead. Amid cries of "What 
was that*'? the steward recovered the toy 
from the floor. Neither of us said a word 
as he surreptitiously returned the missile. 
There were other anecdotes but I think one at 
a time is enough. 

You'll be hearing from me again in Feb- 
ruary. If you come to Philadelphia at any 
time, do stop by. 

Class Secretary: Mary Lee Ryan (Mrs. Por- 
ter Strother) 798 Pemberton Road, Grosse 
Pointe Park, Michigan. 

Fund Agent: Martha Lou Lemmon (Mrs. 
W. Frederick Stohlman) 1 I Edgehill Street, 
Princeton, New Jersey. 

Martha Lou Lemmon Stohlman has had a 
delightful summer in Missouri with her par- 
ents "the first rest since June 3, 1946 when 
the boat docked after 17 days at sea. Saw 
Tacky "Williams McCollum who seems un- 
changed, and had a brief visit with Marjorie 
Van Evera Lovelace in Kansas City. Had 
a trip to Hutchinson, Kansas where I hear 
Barbara Butts Headley now lives. She has 
three children including a five-months-old 
baby. Horty Hostetter Wallace and her two 
children live there with her parents'*. Lou 
was dreading the four-day drive home to 
Princeton. (All you nice people send in 
your money quickly to the Alumnae Fund 
so that she won't have so much work to do! — 
and so that you won't miss a single issue of 
this magazine.) 

Amy Davies and Mary Pringle had their 
trip to the West Coast in July. They saw 
Emily Marsh Nichols in Seattle. Amy stayed 
with her sister in Seattle while Mary and 
Emily drove down the coast to see Mary's 
brother in Southern California. Now back 
In Pittsburgh, Amy is working as a medical) 
social worker at West Penn Hospital. During 
the past year she has also been keeping 
house while her parents have been in Japan. 
She is keeping busy singing in her choir and 
belonging to a couple of bridge clubs. 

Tinka Strauss Solmssen has been conduct- 
ing a Girl Scout Troop and working for 
the P. T. A. "I am so glad that two girls 
from Essex Fells will be in S. B. C. next 
year. I think it Is a wonderful place. T 
hope at least one of my girls will go to 
Sweet Briar'". 

Helen Bean Emery has the record for this 
summer's travel. "Natt and I flew to Europe 
for thre? weeks In July which turned into 
a month because of some work that turned 
up for him to do in London for the Stee' 
Company. It was a desperate plunge and 
the results exceeded all my wildest dreams. 
Natt said he owed me this trip because we 
got married instead of my taking the trip 

I once planned. We were in Paris for a week 
and a half, Switzerland for five days. Zer- 
matt is beyond belief. It was too good to 
be true — all of it, and it's wonderful to be 
home. How we managed to dispose of chil- 
dren, dogs, etc., is another chapter*'. They 
are now struggling to reclaim the jungle 
outside their home. 

Lib Mayfield Chapman, George, St., George, 
Jr., and Edward spent their vacation at 
Bridgehampton, L. I. and had a fine time 
swimming, fishing, etc. They had planned to 
go south in the middle of August to stay 
till after Labor Day, but the polio in Lynch- 
burg prevented the trip. They now hope 
to get there in the fall. "Fig Newton and 
her father and her son Peter live here in 
Bronxville now and we have been to the 
beach together this summer". 

Lib Scheur Maxwell writes that Sue Fender 
Miller had a daughter in April, her third 
child. Cecil Birdsey Feussle and Ray were in 
Macon and Sea Island for the month of 
August. Lib and her family took a house 
in Foxboro, Massachusetts for a change and 
have enjoyed the lake swimming and the 
cool weather. Lib didn't go to Sweet Briar 
Commencement because she didn't want to 
go alone and Bonnie Wood Stookey couldn't 
go with her due to great projects in fixing 
up her summer place at the Cape. 

Nancy Russell Carter's children had a 
rugged winter of sickness, the worst of it 
being pneumonia for the second one and such 
a bad case of croup for the six-month-old 
Davy that he had to be in an oxygen tent 
for quite a while in April. He was still far 
from completely recovered during the sum- 
mer and they had to be very careful to 
keep him from catching cold. The three 
older boys went to Camp Carleton in the 
Alleghenys for two weeks and then to 
Scout Camp for a week. In August Nan, 
Jim, Sally, and the three older boys went 
way up in Ontario to Timagimi really camp- 
ing all the way — no hotels, motels or such 
for these stalwart citizens, just ten days of 
laving pioneer style. It "sounds'* as if they 
had a marvelous time. 

Eleanor Alcott Bromley, Harry, Ann, and 
Chips believe In taking more restful vaca- 
tions. They spent three weeks at Lake of 
Bays, Ontario, swimming, sunning and 
dancing. Chips had to be confined to his 
room for three days with a cold which meant 
that the parents, too, had to be confined 
(in shifts) . A ride in a seaplane was one 
of the highpoints of their stay, although 
rides in a wide variety of water craft were 
also enjoyed. Elly has been busy getting 
her house and yard back in running order 
and getting ready for a fine fall presiding 
over the P. T. A. 

For the second summer we joined the 
Bromleys at Lake of Bays. Such grand com- 
pany gives an added fillip to an already de- 
lightful spot. We added a lot of sailing to 
the above mentioned activities and tha 
male members of the family took up aqua- 
planing. Dick's 1 1th birthday was a real 
red letter day, not due to anything we 
bought or planned but because that day a 
friend who-^e father has a cruiser here on 
Lake St. Clair, took Dick along to help 
select their aquaplane and to spend the rest 

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Betty Cochran Thayer, '3 S 

of the day breaking it in. I am just as glad 
I haven't been urged to use the board — even 
tho' I used to be able to do a few tricks. 
a fifteen-year layotf is long and I'd probably 
break my silly neck. Early in the summer 
our boys had a grand week at Mackinac 
Island — an expedition of their Scouc Troop. 

Maritc Stephens Sheridan's children are 
Susan. 12, Dicky, 9, and Frances, 6. Susan 
was included with Bob and Marite on a three 
weeks' cruise from Connecticut to Maine 
this summer with Marite's brother and his 
family on a 4S-foot sloop. They had lots 
of fun and a wonderful trip. {You may 
remember that Marite's brother has been 
a "big time" ocean sailor since way back 
when we were all in S- B. C.) At the time of 
this trip Dick went to camp and Francie 
stayed at home in Rochester with her grand- 
parents in charge. Since their vacation the 
Sheridans have completely painted their liv- 
ing room and dining room. Marite is now 
busy trying to make up to her garden for 
all the neglect it had necessarily had this 
summer. She says that school is starting en- 
tirely too soon this year. 

Does anyone know the whereabouts of 
Sis Franklin Means? If so. please do share 
your information with me. She is the only 
one of our class who is lost. 

Which one of you graduates has the oldest 
child? This question has been raised by a good 
many people. Fourteen years old and over 
please speak up. 

When you do your fall housecleaning think 
how much nicer your desk would look if 
you would clear it of all those old double 
postals. Send 'em to me, please, 

Class Secretary: Dorothy Barnum (Mrs. 
Josiah G. Venter) Johnson's Point, Branford. 

Futul A^ent: Isabel Anderson (Mrs. Donald 
Comer, Jr.) 28 S Old Short Hills Road, Short 
Hills, New Jersey. 

Judy Peterkin writes that she is still en- 
joying her job as a member of the National 
Field Staff of the Girl Scouts. She had a 
wonderful experience during the summer 
when she served as a member of the staff of 
the Girl Scout International Camp in the 
State of Washington. There were about 100 
girls between the ages of 16 and 19. and 
they came from every state in the United 
States, from Alaska, Hawaii, and the Panama 
Canal Zone. There were representatives from 
many foreign countries: Pakistan, Japan, Aus- 
tralia, the Philippines, Canada, Costa Rica. 
Colombia, Brazil, Curacao, Aruba, Holland, 

Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia. Judy says that 
they lived together in a primitive camp for 
three weeks and learned to know and under- 
stand each other well. Judy had a two 
weeks vacation in Los Angeles before return- 
ing to her job in Cleveland. 

From Elizabeth "Jerry" Johnston Cluto 
comes word that her family now numbers 
four children — Ann, 10, Edward, 8, Bar- 
bara, 5, and Warren, III, 9 months. She 
writes that she is still living in and loving 
the beautiful Finger Lakes district of New 
York state, and urges her friends to visit 
Watkins Glen. 

Mary Marks has been in the hospital twice 
this year but is all right now. She recuperated 
at Sweet Briar in July. Mary says that Sue 
Strassbiirger Anderson loves ranch life in 
California, and hangs on to her eastern saddle 
in spite of all. Mary also says that she had 
an announcement from Ginny Gott Gilbert 
of the adoption of a boy, James William, in 
June, when he was three months old. 

A card from Gretchen Geib Troup from 
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, tells of a vacation 
in Wildwood, N. J. — "a beach thickly popu- 
lated by small children and — I suspect — 
members of the Parent Teachers Associa- 
tion." She writes that earlier in the season 
they had a delightful week in New York City, 
and saw a few plays. "Gret'* says, "I was com- 
pletely overwhelmed, as usual.*' She has news 
of "Gen" Howell Gist's new home in Kansas 
City which "Gret" says sounds enormous, but 
"Gen" has a family of five children, includ- 
ing twins. 

From Lansing. Michigan, Eleanor Rust Mat- 
tern writes that she and her husband hope 
to manage a trip east next year, because their 
two boys are getting quite independent now. 

Betty Alyers Harding and her husband had 
a wonderful trip out to the West Coast and 
back to their home in Westport, Connecticut. 
Betty says that they had snow in Yellowstone 
Park on June 1, but lovely weather in Gla- 
cier Park. They loved Yosemite and wanted 
to stay longer. They visited Betty's sister 
in Seattle, and then on to San Francisco 
for a short visit with old friends from the 

Marie Schroeder Thomas writes that she 
has opened an Antique Shop in the original 
kitchen of their lovely old house, which is 
on Route 9 just outside of Northampton, 
Massachusetts. She is specializing in old 
glass and china, which was previously her 
hobby. She is enjoying this new venture 
and would be delighted to see any Sweet 
Briarites who are in the vicinity. 

Miss Robinson, Miss Holt, and Mme. John- 
son, of the Sweet Briar faculty, had a most 
enjoyable visit at Betty Cochran Thayer's 
charming old Virginia home in August. 

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Class Secretaries: Margaret Smith (Mrs. 
John R. Thomasson) ni4 Arrow Street, 
Lynchburg, Virginia. 

Ruth Gilliam (Mrs. Earl R. Viar) 817 New 
Hampshire Avenue, Lynchburg, Virginia. 
Fund Agent: Alma Martin (Mrs. Ralph 
Rotnem) 130 Stockton Street, Princeton. 
New Jersey. 

In the week before Commencement Lillian 
Cabell Gay called me and said that she had just 

Annette Mary Chappell, II, daughter of 
Annette Harley Chappell, '36 

arrived in town by train and was waiting to 
take the bus to the Briar Patch. She had 
about half an hour to kiU. I, of course, told 
her to come out and we managed to kill 
much more than half an hour so that she 
missed the bus and Rusty took her out to 
S. B. C. Lillian looked just the same and 
seems to be thrilled with her own house in 
Columbus, Ohio. Apparently the most amaz- 
ing part of the evening was when Lillian and 
Rusty drove up to the Inn, where the Alum- 
nae Council was staying, and the shades on 
the front windows were raised and heads 
poked out to see who was arriving. Lillian 
said that she felt that she must be coming 
in too late with a date and the Student 
Government would certainly question her the 
next day. 

Saturday afternoon before graduation I went 
to the general alumnae meeting. I got there 
late and was just in time to see Katie Niles 
Parker and Lillian having a confab up at tho 
front of the auditorium. The first thing 
that Katie said was "Please scream". I was 
so dumb that I couldn't imagine what she 
meant and then she explained that ever since 
she had arrived that she had been hearing 
other classmates greeting each other with a 
scream and she had been waiting for a 
chance for the class of '5 6 to join the 
throng. The three of us went over to Reid 
where Katie and Lillian were rooming and 
had quite a gabfest and much picture show- 
ing before we went to the President's Garden 
Party. I went to the lobby to register and 
and who should sign me up but Mary Fiesson 
Pettyjohn. It seems that the Amherst Chap- 
ter always donates their time for that pur- 

At the garden party the three of us found 
Orissa Holden, who is now Employment 
Manager for the Elect rolux Corporation in 
Westport, Connecticut. Also at the party 
were Marquart Pouell Doty, Marylina Stokes 
Fulton and Willietta Thompson Scofield. 

After the garden party we all progressed 
to the Barkers before the Alumnae Ban- 
quet. The Barkers are just as hospitable as 
ever and had a wonderful air conditioning 
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sitting in a tub in the kitchen do»rway 
with an electric fan behind it blowing cool 
moist air into the living room. I left the 
group there to go home and take care of my 

On Sunday the whole Thomasson family 
went to step singing and Vespers and met 
up with the other class members plus the 
whole Viar family. We all went to the picnic 
place at the Lake where we were joined by 
the Imbrie twins and Miss Stochholm. The 
Jmbrie girls were the only ones of the class 
of '3 5 who were back so we felt they ought 
to "reune" with us. It certainly was a nice 
picnic and I just want to make you all 
jealous that you weren't there too. "Chickie'' 
Gregory was on campus for a while on Sat- 
urday. We all saw her at the Garden Party 
and at the Barkers. She had to get back to 
Westhampton where she is on the Faculty in 
the History Department. 

The middle of June I took my two children 
and went to Maryland to visit my sister, who 
has a summer place on the Fairlee Creek. 
It was a wonderful two weeks of relaxation. 
We got back just in time to get ready to 
move to Sweet Briar for the month of July 
while Margaret CorniiciH Schmidt was on 
her vacation. A lot of improvements were 
going on as usual during the summer. The 
most major undertaking was that of clearing 
the lake of the weeds. We now have a lovely 
clear lake with no weeds and no cattails and 
ffnally after we came home again it was 
opened for swimming and fishing. The poison 
they put in to kill the weeds seemed to stay 
a long time, mainly because of the lack of 
rain, I expect. Randolph and Gray have 
new bathrooms now and look very nice. 
Edna Lee Gilchrist. '26, has done wonders 
with the redecorating of Sweet Briar House 
and the Boxwood Inn. The tower room 
that is used by the President and her family 
is now the most attractive room you can 
imagine because of the hours that Edna has 
spent on curtains, etc. Those of you who 
haVe interior decorating hobbies or professions 
would be greatly impressed. 

I seem to rattle on and on and get no- 
where with the list of notes I made from 
your answers to the questionnaires that 
Lillian sent out. Do you know that we are 
supposed to have reunion again next year? 
"Chickie" is in charge of it and we hope 
that there will be a lot of you there. I'd 
love to see any and all that want to come 
and stay with me and commute. 

Below is a list of missing classmates. If 
anyone knows any of these add resses please 
send them to me or the Alumnae Office. 
Odile Cozette, Mary Knauff, (Mrs. George 
D. Ghesquiere) , Catherine Ahlheim (Mrs. 
Howard W. Henry), Audrey Allen, Dorothy 
Allison (Mrs. Jo C. Tartt), Jean Bird (Mrs. 
Leslie E. Antonius), Katherine Broughton 
(Mrs. John Shannon) , Ruth Copeman (Mrs. 
Gilbert Ronstadt). Anna DeGraff (Mrs. Wil- 
liam W. Cross), Jessica Donati (Mrs. Roy 
Palmer, Jr.) , Peggy Ann Duringer (Mrs. 
Heard Floore), Helen Roberta Finley, Pris- 
cilla Grainger (Mrs. Adair M. MacKav, Jr.), 
Dorothy Harper (Mrs. Henry Bridges), Har- 
riet Hicnk, Virginia Kinsbery (Mrs. I. B. 
Hale), Eleanor Krekeler (Mrs Allen S. Chris- 

man), Lois Leavitt (Mrs. Thomas E. Franks), 
Marian Lilygren (Mrs. Henry V. Farrell), 
Jean Alice Luce, Dorothy Raugh (Mrs. John 

C. Jackson), Adelaide Saunders (Mrs. Dou^;- 
las Westin), Phyllis Teed (Mrs. Ferris B. 
Wafle), Mary Vogdes, and Elizabeth Voigt 
(Mrs. Voigt Quarles). 

Class Secretary. Lillian Lambi^rt (Mrs. J. 
Glenn Pennington) 220 Colonial Drive, 
Thomasville, N- C, 

FiinJ Agent: Natalie Lucas (Mrs. M. S. 
Chase, Jr.) Box 1208, Florence, S. C. 

How grand to gather in the 1957 clan 
once again! We're been absent from the 
"News" too long and a million thanks to 
all you nice cooperative girls who have made 
my initial column possible. I'm so glad 
to try to "round up the strays" and with 
a wealth of returned postals at hand, let's 
see what's new. 

It seems our class supplies top-notch Alum- 
nae Secretaries . • . Terry Shaw McCurdy 
did a noteworthy job and Margaret Corn- 
irell Schmidt is adding new laurels to '37's 
list of accomplishments. Maggie attended 
the American Alumni Council meetings at 
French Lick, Indiana, in July. At that time 
Terry's husband, Charles McCurdy, Alumni 
Secretary of William and Mary, was elected 
president of the American Alumni Council 
for next year. After the meeting Maggie 
spent her vacation at Charlevoix, Michigan, 
and is now back at S.B.C. with daughter 
Rut hie (7 years) who adores the campus 
life. Maggie writes that Rosalie Hall Cramer 
and daughter, Kathy, visited S.B. during 
the last week in August. They also made 
a trip to Bedford to see Nina Caitfhorti Jar- 
vis and her family. 

Terry always did take amazing trips at 
breakneck speed so I'll quote her message 
and see if it doesn't leave you breathless 
too! . . . "Was in New York in spring . . . 
Staunton to visit Mary Moore Pancake in 
July . . . Week at Nag's Head with another 
couple in early August . . . Washington, 

D. C, brief visit mid-August . . . Planning 
trip to Chicago, Lincoln, Denver, San Fran- 
cisco, Seattle and Sun Valley for three 
weeks in late November-December, then after 
Christmas to New York and Hartford, Con- 
necticut . . . accompanying Charlie on 
speaking trips." 

Eilie Svoilgrass Park had a nice summer 
with two weeks at Nag's Head, N. C 
Jackie Cochrau Nicholson and family were 
there at the same time. Jackie keeps busy 
with her lovely new home in Alexandria and 
E'lie's job as Law Clerk in the District Court 
still leaves little leisure. A card from Jackie 
says that Frances Kemp Pettyjohn was also at 
Nag's Head with her family. Jackie had also 
been to visit her sister who lives on Calumet 
Farm in Lexington, Kentucky — a special trip 
for Jackie, Jr., age 8 '4, who has become 
very horse-conscious due to cowboy movies. 

Lib Lcc McPhail has been beating the 
unusual North Carolina heat in Blowinc: 
Rock and is taking up golf again. (It's still 
hard work she says). Her son (4 '72) ana 
husband and Lib thoroughly enjoye'l s'^eini* 
Nancy Nallc Lea when she came back to 
Charlotte for a visit this summer. 

Jane Collins . Corwin is another fortunate 
gal with three daughters and a brand new 
house. She had a visit in Mississippi with 
relatives in August while husband Tom 
flew to Europe for a short stay. 

Dot Front Gorsuch says her S.B. news is 
more or less limited to her own back yard. 
They are putting in a patio and finishing two 
new bedrooms upstairs in preparation for an 
adopted baby sister for their adopted soa 
Stephie, aged 2. They are so delighted 
with the little boy and say he is just super. 
Aside from the daily chores Dot and Bol> 
have been hosts to Dot's three nephews . . . 
in and out all summer , . . and are freezing, 
their garden produce. She reports seeing 
Peggy Cruikshank Dyer and "Peter" Dyer 
Sorenson as often as "staying put" with 
small fry will permit. Peter's son Arthur 
has been visiting in Norway for four months. 

Dot tie Stewart writes from Philadelphia 
that she is just back from a vacation tour of 
the Gaspe Peninsula, Quebec and Montreal. 
She had fun practicing her "fading French'' 
on the natives. Dot tie still has her business 
address at the Sun Oil Cn,, and loves the 

My persistent postal reached May Weston 
Thompson at South Dennis, Massachusetts, 
on Cape Cod, where she and husband Bart 
and sons were vacationing. She was so glad 
to have a recent visit with Sid Govt Her- 
pers. Sid flew East from Seattle for three 
weeks and managed a day with May at 
home in Maplewood. 

Happy to hear Lollie ReJfern Ferguson 
is fine again after a serious operation in 
June. She says they moved while she was 
laid up so, at her necessarily slow pace 
she'll probably be Christmas getting settled. 
(New address: 816 Westover Avenue, Nor- 
folk. Virginia). She hears from Mary Helen 
Frueauff Klein out in Bartlesville. Oklahoma, 
at intervals and Molly Gruber Stoddari called 
her from Williamsburg last Spring. They 
had a 'phon^ visit but didn't get together 
as Lollie was busy directing a Children's 
Theatre play. 

Janet Bugne Trimble had a Florida trio in 
August and last March went to S.B. to show 
her niece around the campus. She says Mag- 
gie was wonderful to them and "Boguie** 
didn't fee) as though she had ever been away. 

Anne Lennnon Johnson is living in Liberty, 
S. C-, and she and husband, Ralph, had an 
eventful trip to New England and Canada 
this summer. 

As for me, I thoroughly enjoyed a trip 
to Richmond in late March where I met the 
grand hu'^har-ds and adorable children 01 
Marie Walker Gregory and Agnes CrauforJ 
Bates. Marie keeps up with son Johnny, a 
house and flowers but she and Greg managed 
to get away for a Canadian junket in July. 
Agnes goes at a fast pace in Gloucester, 
Virginia, where sh- and Bill are transform- 
ing a lovely old hou-^e, rearing a winsome 
daughter and son and growing magnificent 
daffodils on a huge scale. Agnes teaches 
French and is Secretary of the Gloucester 
Co-Operative Day School and she has taken 
over the Chairmanshio of the Red Cross 
^'oluntcer Special Services. After reading 
of her freezing crabmeat, applesauce and 

October, 1951 


Ann and Jenniffr, daughters of Jean 
McKenney, Stoddard, '3 9g 

blackberry jam she can also turn domestic 
with gusto! 

Glenn, our five-foot son, Neiland and 
1 spent the 4th of July week at Myrtle 
Beach, S. C, and ran right into Polly Lam- 
beth Biackwell, Winfield and three lovely 
daughters. They were at a grand cottage 
for two weeks and we had time for more 
lively chatter than we ever manage on home 
ground in spite of living just eighteen miles 

Remember ... be watching your post 
box in January for a card from Thomasville 
— it may be your turn next and we want 
to hear something from everyone in the 
class of '37 as this is our reunion year . . . 
I'll write if you will! 

•Class Sccrc/aiy. Lucy Taliaferro (Mrs. 
Charley C. Nickerson) 80 Battin Road, Fair 
Haven, New Jersey. 

Fiitul Agent: Katherine Hoyt, 152 Forest 
Avenue, Caldwell^ New Jersey. 

The news of our class seems sparse this 
time, but I'll pass along to you what I could 
garner, Gertrude Alcxandcrson Young sent 
me 3 card with information on a mutual 
Army buddy and said she was off to Lake 
George for most of the summer. Then when 
she got back she would be back at her old, 
job as volunteer for their Schenectady Junior 
League "Next to New Shop''. 

Lucy Robb 'Winston Works wrote that she 
and her husband keep very busy in North 
Conway, New Hampshire, since it is both 
a summer and winter resort. She said that, 
as if rectory duties and her seven-months- 
old Betty were not enough to keep her busy, 
she and David had just bought an old farm- 
house to fix up! 

My husband and I and our two boys had 
a wonderful three weeks at Wilmington, 
N. C, and I had hoped to have some word of 
the southern group. All I heard was from a 
friend of Molly Talcott Dodson in Roanoke — ■ 
that they and the children were getting 
along fine. Even Vesta Murray Haselden 
said she had seen no Briarites down South 
Carolina way. Vesta said she was keeping 
busy with another Sweet Briar candidate, 
born last May, named Vesta Anne. Vesta says 
their Edward, aged 8, and Min Murray, 5, 
think she's their special property and are 
having a lark of a time with her. 

The revised list of addresses shows Janice 
Wiley Adams as living in Wyomissing, Penn- 
sylvania — so I guess she is settled and didn't 
get down here near us as I had hoped. 

A card from Kay Hoyt said she had spent 
a week of vacation in West Virginia with 
a cousin, coming home by way of Lexington 
and Staunton but not quite making Sweet 
Briar. She says our class did very well in 
contributions to the Alumnae Fund last year, 
but she hopes we will do even better this 
year. (Take Note!) 

And only today my latest news came in — 
an announcement of the arrival of twin boys 
to "Judy" Bcmis Wills on August 3 — Allen 
Bemis Wills and Alexander Ronald Wills, 
II. Since Judy and Allan have two older 
girls (about 3, and S, I think), they already 
have a nursemaid set-up, it seems! 

That's all for this time, but don't forget 
me with your news or when, as Robbie wrote 
from North Conway, you hit New York. 
We're not very far out. 

Clai^ Secretary: Betsy Durham (Mrs. Albert 
Goodhue, Jr.) Corn Point, Marblehead, Massa- 

Funil Agent: Viola James (Mrs. Richard B. 
Walthen) 5230 Watson Street, N.W., Wash- 
ington, D. C 

How Now Brown Cow — or if you prefer — 
what next Good-hue, which is my local way of 
saying how sorry I am that I didn't send 
my letters to you on time. They were all done 
and mailed too late, and I shall write soap 
notes on the mirror until this is actually 
mailed to Virginia. 

This has been the season for actual contact 
with the class of 1939 and it has been such 
fun seeing "Happy" James Wathen and Betsy 
Campbell Gawthrop, etc., again. On May 16 
the Sweet Briar Pops Concert was held at 
Symphony Hall in Boston under the baton 
of Arthur Fiedler. The concert was shared 
with Dartmouth College and was excellent and 
very good fun — and a good profit was made. 

In July we went to Maine with Tommy 
and Ellie Claftin Williams. The last day of the 
cruise we spent the night in Tenants Har- 
bor, Maine, with "Happy"' James Wathen 
and Dick. Albie mistook "Happy"' for 
some 1 5-year-old charmer, when she and 
Dick came out to the boat. 'Tis sad for 
such as us, but true. Their children Dickie, 
9, Vivi, 7, and 4-year-oId Johnny are mar- 
velous and wonderful' hosts to assorted small 
fry Williams and Goodhue. "Happy'' had 
flown to Rome last spring to meet Dick, who 
had been associated with an oceangraphic 
tour in the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas. 
Dick had a fascinating time, not the least 
of which was having dinner with Miss Glass in 
Athens. The Wat hens had several weeks 
abroad and finally arrived by devious routes 
in Maine. 

"Happy'' iiad just heard from Gracey 
luckett Stoddard, and she and Brook are 
now stationed at Fort Laurel, Maryland, where 
Brook is in the Army. 

Early this August Bob and Betsy Camp- 
bell Gawthrop arrived in Marblehead on 
their way down from Vermont on a motor 
vacation. Bursting with pride, I will say when 

Sam, Steve, Kitty and Jane Stephin 
family of Kitty Lawder, '39 

they arrived at the Ship's Cabin they took one 
look and settled in tor five days. Betsy 
looks just as if it were still 1939 and I'd 
forgotten how wonderful her laugh was — 
never "^gain. We compared children and ate 
lobsters, while the husbands spent the evening 
discussing witchcraft until we brought them 
back up the decades to our heyday at Sweet 

Last night Sue Gibson Davenport and Dr. 
and Mrs. Churchill Gibson, her parents, 
who many of you know from his being the 
guest minister at college, were here for 
dinner. Sue and Steve had just returned 
troni Charleston, West Virginia, where she 
saw Margaret Weimer and Jinny Faulkner 
Mathews who is busy at .being the President 
of their Junior League. 

The next letter to you will be just after 
Christmas so please send in your contribution 
to your Alumnae Fund — and a Christmas 
card to me with a few pertinent remarks 
about yourselves. Many thanks, now. 

Cla'^s Secretaries: Cynthia Noland (Mrs. 
Karl Young, Jr.) Long Bridge Road, Stam- 
ford, Connecticut. 

Adelaide Boze (Mrs. James A. Glascock, Jr.) 
4266 South 3Jth Street, Arlington, Virginia. 
fund Agent: Eleanor Snow (Mrs. J, Tat- 
nall Lea, Jr.) Lenapte Trail, Chatham Town- 
ship, N. J. 

Now that we are all thoroughly involved in 
the T'lrry of fall activities (and falling 
leaves), it is nice to look back on the doings 
of the past summer and recapture something' 
of that time when life was more leisurely. 

Along about this time we are apt to look 
at the frostbitten remains of last year's gar- 
den atui solemnly vow, "next year is going 
to be different!'' With this in mmd, the 
Washington Club has come up with a really 
corking good idea as described elsewhere in 
these pages. Nationwide in scope, with all 
alumnae groups participating, the plan is to 
sell tulip, hyacinth and narcissus bulbs im- 
ported from Holland. 

Three items come under the heading UN- 
SOLICITED NEWS. Such events are so 
rare that they really should appear in red 
ink! First, Tell Si'tclaire Farrar wrote in June 
from Paris after two weeks in Italy and 
Switzerland. Tell and her parents went over 

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in May and Fred flew over to join rhem in 
June. He flew back on July 8 and Tell 
and her family followed two days later on 
the He de France. Son, Dougie, now 8, stayed 
in New Jersey on the farm where fell's sis- 
ter lives. 

Then Dottie Campbell O'Connor telephoned 
entirely of her own volition! She was leav- 
ing in a few days for vacation the last two 
weeks in August. They were hoping to fly 
out to Oklahoma to see Dorothy's family 
but little Billy's asthma was causing them 
to consider leaving the children (Diane, three 
in September) here in Larchmont. Dottie 
gave a most attractive description of their 
new addition which is actually an enclosed 
breezeway to connect the house with what 
was formerly an artist's studio and the whole 
business is now the children's domain. It has 
meant heavenly delivery from falling over 
childish trivia. 

And last came a note from Margaret Coru- 
ticll Schmidt and news of Hug Schmul Hardy. 
Margaret had seen Hug at her summer cot- 
tage at Macatawa, Michigan — what an 
adorable family she has, Each one is cuter 
than the next and the twins take the prize 
— a big, fat jolly boy and a dainty, petite 
and serious little girl". Margaret went on 
to say that Parge Woods Gillette's sister, Booty 
Wyckoff, lives outside Amherst. Booty re- 
ports that Parge is now living in Panama 
City, Florida. Parge's latest addition, was a 
little boy, Samuel Baker Woods, born last 

Cecilia ("Teetie") MacKinnon has exciting 
news. She was married on Labor Day to Mr. 
Ellis Ballard. Ellis is a lawyer from Chicago- 
"Teetie" has been in business under the 
name of "Prescott MacKinnon. Importer" m 
Winnetka, Illinois where she sells tweeds, 
tartans and British woolens and sportswear. 
Whether she intends to stay in business was 
not divulged. 

It has also been reported that France? 
Moses was married to William Bransford this 
summer and is living in a little town twenty 
miles from Little Rock, Arkansas. 

Clara Call Frazier is finding herself out- 
voted by her three stalwart sons and Bill. 
In the shape of things to come, Clara warns 
"Never underestimate the power of a woman'' 
and is getting along just fine! Bill loves 
Yogurt and now manufactures his own — 
much easier than obtaining it commercially 
in Richmond. 

Polly Bozc Glascock ran right smack into 
Lois Fcrtily McNeil at the pool where they 
were both staying in Buck Hills Falls, Penn- 
sylvania. Lois has been going there for 
twenty years and now brings her four chil- 
dren to her cottage. 

Becky Vannill Gwin turned up near here in 
Madison, Connecticut where she stayed with 
her mother and father until September S. 
Little Anne Torrey, better known as "Pun- 
kin", is now three and came up with 
Becky, leaving Lawrence to cope with the 
heat in Houston. Becky was made Editor 
of the Junior League's News Sheet there 
for this year and is haunted by the familiar 
nightmare — of going to press with every 
page a perfect blank! 

The real scoop of this issue is Joy Carter 

Carrington, as some sources believe this to 
be her first appearance since graduation! She 
married the boy in the pictures she had on 
her bureau feshman year. It may be remem- 
bered that these pictures became a cau^e 
ceiebre during freshman initiation. Phil is 
now an architect and they moved into their 
new home in San Antonio the end of August. 
The Army "moved in", too, about then, 
ordering Phil to report September 14- They 
have one daughter, Mary Randolph, whose 
fourth birthday competed with moving day. 
They have also five kittens NoNo, Be Gentle, 
Cloun Face, Loveball and Visitor all named 
by Mary. Since four of them are girls, Joy 
can see that her principal career will soon 
be that of mid-wife! Junior League and 
Nursery School work take up what used to 
be referred to as spare time. She sent a 
winning picture of Mary with a kitten. 

Aleise McMiun Young and her three really 
handsome boys, David Wallace, Bryan Gard- 
ner and George Webster, Jr., spent July 
in Richmond with her parents. During that 
time they spent two weeks at Virginia Beach 
before returning to Watertown, Connecticut. 

Martha Ingles Schrader and her two boys, 
John Robert 6, and Stephen 4, go this month 
to Heidelberg, Germany to join her Army 
Officer husband. Lt. Col. Schrader had been 
stationed at West Point for three years, 
teaching Math, until June when he went over- 
seas to be on the staff of EUCOM. They 
expect to be in Germany for about three 
years. As of October 1 her address is: c/o 
Lt. Col. John R. Schrader, P and A Divi- 
sion, EUCOM Headquarters, APO 403, c/o 
Postmaster, New York, New York. 

While at West Point, Martha saw a good 
deal of Stuart Hensley Woodward who ''is 
as beautiful and as much fun as ever". Lt. 
Col. Woodward has also been 'sent overseas 
and Stuart expects to join him with their 
two children. 

Libby Conover, thanks to the United States 
Post Office forwarding service, has been 
located In St. Louis where she returned after 
three years on the West Coast. While in Cali- 
fornia, she saw Barbara Godfrey out around 
Los Angeles and Marion Phintzy Jones after 
Phin moved to Pasadena. Back in St. Louis, 
she has seen Jane Westp/jalen Gray. 

Another St. Louisan seems to be having 
trouble getting home. Mary Frances Hazel- 
ton was on the Coast (San Frarwrisco) for 
four years. She came to New York about 
three years ago- Becoming an easterner after 
so long has been slow "but not exactly pain- 
ful!" She refers to herself as caught in the 
New York "revolving door" and very busy. 
"Right now I am working with Steve Hana- 
gan Associates doing publicity on the Snow 
Crops Foods Account." Their frozen coffee 
is a truly remarkable product. Whether it's 
the cook or their coffee, we always get an 
enthusiastic reception around here . . . We 
let the free plug slip in but not without 
pointing out that it pays to keep us Informed! 
You'd be surprised . . . maybe we can do 
you a favor. Look what "Hazy" got for a 
penny postal she didn't even pay for herself! 
"Hazy'' goes on to say her job consists of 
"writing and doing pictures for food editors 
In magazines and newspapers throughout the 

Libby Mercer Hammond has three big boys 
aged 12, 10 and 2;,'^ and she's such a little 
girl! Chris and Libby were at the Beach for 
a month and another month was spent in 
the country outside Savannah. 

Marion Daitdt McBride was In Michigan 
and Wisconsin this summer and returned all 
pepped up so she could put up lots of fruits 
and vegetables to set a good example for 
their faithful locker customers! Daughter 
Patsy was in Nursery School so she would 
have more time to be a good advertisement. 
Already Marion's getting in shape for Christ- 
mas, she sez! 

Patsy Joblln is another who had returned 
home. This time home means Richmond 
where she is secretary to the State Auditor 
of Public Accounts an,d likes it very much. 
She planned to vacation in Dallas, Texas but 
was otherwise silent about details of the 
trip. Occasionally she sees Ruth Goodwm 
at bridge games. The last time, Ruth was 
looking very fit and tanned from two weeks 
at Virginia Beach. 

Eve 'Williams Turnbull is in the unique 
position of having not one but TWO homes! 
Knox is in charge of the Provident Mutual 
Life Insurance Company's office in Philadel- 
phia and they maintain an apartment at 1900 
Rittenhouse Square. They also have their 
farm outside Charlottesville which they love 
and where Eve stays most of the time. 

Virginia Leggett Cameron has a new 
daughter, Beth Leggett, born May 24. Ann 
Leggett is now two. Ginny's husband is now 
Associate Professor of Inorganic Chemistry 
at the University of Cincinnati as well as 
Radiological Defense Officer for the district 
and consequently very busy. Not to be out- 
done she canned furiously all summer and is 
now wondering If perhaps their diet will be a 
bit unbalanced since the principal items are 
peaches, apples, tomatoes and pickles but "at 
least we'll be eating!" In addition to 
all this she has completed most of the work 
towards an M. A. in Nursing Education from 
the University of Chicago and yet wonders 
why "progress Is slow". In the midst of all 
this a neighbor's sister hung herself In the 
neighbor's cellar! 

Ann Dawson HIghsmith and little Mar- 
garet spent August at Long Beach, N. C. 
where Seavy joined them on week-ends and 
for the final week. According to Ann, Jean 
Blount Blount has a third little girl out there 
in Denver, Colorado. 

Olive May Whit tin gt on Eh rich resigned 
from the Navy last April after 8 '/2 years of 
continuous service. On August 9 she received a 
cruel blow when she lost her new-born son 
at Bethesda Naval Hospital. She had found 
domesticity much more fun so does not plan 
to return to active duty. 

Margaret Katterjohn McCollom still lives in 
Henderson, Kentucky and has three children. 
Two girls, 10 and 8, and a boy who will be 
two In January. They consequently live In 
a whirl of Brownies, Scouting, tennis, swim- 
ming, picnics, piano and dancing lessons, 
school activities, and church functions with 
bridge and canasta for good measure. Her 
husband, Royden, "is still at heart an orchard- 
ist (peaches and apples) although he travels 

October, 1951 


for Niagara Chemical servicing other orchard- 
ists in Central Indiana from Vincennes to 

Kay Hodge vacationed in Western USA 
and Canada — Banff and Lake Louise coun- 
try with her mother. 

Kitty Hill Apperson spent a hectic winter 
when she had twelve cases of flu in eight 
weeks! And it all began the day after she 
got home from the hospital with her first 
daughter — on Christmas day. Ellen Williams 
was born on December 16. They were able 
to recuperate this summer by spending the 
week-ends at Lake George all while painting 
the interior of their house in Schenectady. 
This winter she is Chairman of the Chil- 
dren's Ballet (Junior League) in October, in 
addition to work on the Junior League Fol- 

Canny Lancaster Pasco achieved distinction 
when she wrote even though she had noth- 
ing to report. She did, however, bring us 
up- to date on her sons who are Merrill 9, 
Dabney 6, and Rob 3 . 

Connie Chaiklcy Kittler's children appeared 
in a cunning picture with Mr. Chalk- 
ley in the August issue of The Call, 
Philip Morris house organ. Cornelia is seven 
and seems to have much of her mother's 
striking good looks. Andrew five, and Freddy 
two are husky and most handsome as they 
cluster about their grandfather. 

In the New York Times for Sunday, July 
15, there is an account of the wedding of 
Bette liins Haskins' sister, Patricia, to Sidney 
Moody, Jr. "Ivy" was matron of honor and 
her daughter, Anne Chandler Haskins, was 
flower girl. 

Personal information is given with reluc- 
tance this time but must be included if we are 
to maintain editorial honesty in line with our 
exhortations for news. William Churchill 
Noland died on August 1 8 and my kind 
and gentle Daddy was gone. 

From now on there are to be only three 
issues of the Alumnae News and if you 
should dare suspect that this is happy news 
to us, you are absolutely right! This, how- 
ever, is the only issue you will receive 
unless you ante in to the Alumnae Fund. 
Your next duty but a pleasant one, is to 
put Adelaide Bozc Glascock on your Christ- 
mas card last and be right on time for the 
February first deadline. 

Clas.s Secretary: Lillian Breedlove (Mrs. J. 
Logan White) 1416 Olive Street, Coatesville. 

Fund Agctit: Elizabeth Doucett (Mrs. 
John E. Neill) 8 Roy Place, Tuckahoe 7, 
N. Y. 

My undying thanks go to Frances Wilson 
Dowdey, whose wonderful poem inspired some 
sixty-odd replies from you with news packed 
comments, from which this letter shall be 
written. In view of the above wealth of 
material, yours truly, Class Secretary, as of 
a midnight meeting held in 203 Reid on 
June 3. 19n, did not send out the accus- 
tomed double postcards. But I shall — for the 
March issue, so please store your current 
news and help try to follow in the foot- 
steps of our most able Class Secretary of 

ten long years, Joan Dt'Vorf Roth. "Dedore'' 
sent me her blessings as she relinquished her 
list of class names and addresses, and blithely 
set out from Cincinnati for a Michigan vaca- 
tion with husband, John and "wee ones", 
the youngest, Diana, being of three months' 

I had a wonderful visit in Richmond 
with Francis Wilson Dowdey, her husband, 
Clifford, and new baby girl, Frances Blount, 
whose christening on June 3, kept her mother 
from joining us at Sweet Briar. Frances had 
paid S.B. a visit last October in the capacity 
of the wife of the speaker at one of our 
Friday night lectures. They spent the night 
at Sweet Briar House, after an informal 
question and answer session in Reid Parlor. 
Frances said the evening was quite a thrill 
for her, as it would be for any one of us, 
to return in triumph to Sweet Briar with 
a famous husband! 

Just a few impressions of our Tenth 
Reunion before going on to our letters 
(which were read aloud by "Dedore" at the 
aforementioned midnight session, a rare 
treat in listening pleasure, as you all must 
know); Mrs. Pannell, even lovelier and 
more gracious than reported; Margaret Corn- 
well Schmidt, of the Alumnae Office, making 
our arrival and visit as pleasant as hoped for 
by one returning after a ten years' absence; 
food, including steak, if you please, at the 
Alumnae Banquet, just as delicious as in 
1941 and appetites returning to the Sweet 
Briar norm of ten years ago; Miss Stoch- 
holm, Miss Boone, Mrs. Wailes, and Dean 
Pearl graciously remembering the names of 
all of us ancient ones at the President's Gar- 
den Party; the feeling that classes might 
start tomorrow; and the pure thrill of don- 
ning a cap, gown, and hood and marching 
in the academic procession to Commence- 
ment to hear Dr. Cam's address which, 
gratified the listener by pointing out the 
value of our education to the everyday 
housewife, both as a helper to her husband 
and molder of her children. There is such 
an art to making one feel important! 

Martha Jean Brooks Miller was unanimous- 
ly chosen our Class President and organizer 
for our Fifteenth Reunion; so mark June, 
19 56, on your calendar. 

Betty Doucett Neill was asked and generous- 
ly agreed to continue as our Class Fund 
Agent, so let's give her all the cooperation 
possible in any of her future endeavors. 
Even though unable to be among those pres- 
ent, "Dowsit" mentions Barbara Nevins 
Young, in her letter, who with her two 
daughters, ages nine years and two and a 
half, is living in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, 
while her husband, Capt. Ralph Young, is 
serving with the Army in Japan. She is 
spending the summer with her family near 
Remsen, New York. 

From our letters, which could well be 
quoted in toto, Doris Alhray Bardusch writes 
she was in Dottie White Cummings' wedding 
on April, 28, and the Cummings will live in 
Mt. Vernon, New York, after their Bermuda 

Allen Bagby MacNeil was prevented from 
returning to reunion bv the building of a 
"contemporary house, with radiant heat, lots 
of glass and an enclosed courtyard" high 

on a hill in the country on the MacNeil 
family ranch. She has extended an invita- 
tion to one and all to visit her when out 
California way. 

Angela Cardamoue O'Donnell mentions hav- 
ing seen Charlotte Davenport Tuttle and two 
children recently, as well as Patricia (Pi) 
Dowling von Wellsheim, Margaret Craighill 
Price and Marjorie Soons Simpson. "Craigie" 
wants to know if there is a "special rate'' for 
sending thrpe or more girls to Sweet Briar 
in a row, the christening of her third 
daughter being in the offing (with Laetitia 
Seihcls Frothingham as godmother) ! Allen 
and "Pi" will be interested in the answer 
to that question also, as will "Kirk". 

Elizabeth Colley Shelton sends us news from 
both Georgia and Tennessee, having seen 
Frances Bird Jones, our Freshman Page in 
May Court, who has four children, is quite 
active in the Atlanta Junior League, and is 
still very interested in art after several 
years at Parson's. Anne Gayle O'Brien's hus- 
band, Charlie, is associated in the insurance 
business with "CoUey's"' husband, Eddie, so 
they see each other frequently. 

Pat Eaglesfield Kichoffer was on Lookout 
Mountain for a church meeting with her hus- 
band who has recently accepted a call to 
become rector of Christ Church, Whitehaven, 
Tennessee. Ann Pickard McCarry visited Ten- 
nessee last fall from California, with her hus- 
band and young son. 

Judy Davidson Walker was at Virginia 
Beach with her two sons, age two and a 
half, and nine months, awaiting the return 
of her Marine husband who is on temporary 
duty with the U. N. in Kashmir. 

We received letters from Cynthia Fa,lkner 
McConnell in England, and Emory Fiill Rex 
in Sweden. Cynthia says she keeps in close 
touch with "Pi'', and met Taddy Spaatz Bell 
in London for lunch last year. 

Emory's husband, Lt. Comdr. Daniel Fer- 
rell Rex, was sent by the Navy to Sweden 
in December of 1948, to study under a 
Professor Rossby in the field of meterology. 
She. the twins, age seven years, and her little 
four-year-old girl are living in Stockholm. 
Emory's letter was read by the "reuning*" 
group with such interest that I'm going to 
quote as much of it as Alumnae News 
space will permit. 

"Life in Sweden has been a fascinating 
experience, and we feel quite at home here 
now. The twins started with first grade in the 
Swedish Public Schools, and are really more 
Swedish than American at the moment. The 
whole family speaks Swedish, but the chil- 
dren all sound like natives as they pick up 
the correct accent with no effort — a feit which 
arouses admiration and envy in their par- 

"Aside fom keeping house and taking care 
of three very active children, my activities 
have mostly centered on learning Swedish 
and attempting to see as much of Stock- 
holm and Sweden as possible. Dan and I have 
been fortunate in having some grand trips 
on the continent, too, and have been in 
nine other countries. 

"Dan is now about through with his 
studies and research, and has almost achieved 


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the ultimate goal — his doctor's degree. He 
is over the hurdles of a special dispensation, 
exams, and the writing and publishing of a 
thesis. Now remains the oral 'defense' of 
his thesis, a most interesting and ancient 
procedure in Sweden, which is scheduled 
for late May. Naturally, this is an exciting 
time for us. Wish it were possible to give 
you a real picture of all the formalities of 
such an occasion in Sweden. 

"Our departure for the U. S. will come 
in late August, as Dan is to attend an inter- 
national meeting in Brussels first. The out- 
look now is that we will be living in Wash- 
ington after our return." 

Betty Fawcett CoUier, who received her 
degree from the University of Iowa after 
leaving Sweet Briar, says she corresponds with 
Eleanor DanigarJ Firth, and is, like many 
other Sweet Briarites, moving into a new 
house in June. 

Decca Gilmer Frackelton lives in Fred- 
ericksburg, as does "Bebo" Chichester Hull, 
and had seen Mary Scully Onley in Winches- 
ter, also Katherine Estes, who drove down 
from Washington to see her. 

Marie Gaffncy Barry writes she has no 
spectacular new^s to report, but that she and 
her husband did have a thrilling trip to 
Europe last summer. Wish there were more 
details on that! 

Mary Kay Gamier Swanson writes she and 
Martha McUityre Toerge have great plans 
for their daughters, Lisa and Georgena, to 
room together at Sweet Briar about sixteen 
years from now. We heartily approve of this 
type of planning. 

Helen Gwinn Wallace writes that after ten 
years of week-ends on the farm they can 
no longer resist the appeal and expect to make 
Red Hill Farm, near Leesburg, their perma- 
nent residence after the completion of their 
house in December, much to the delight of 
daughter, Linda, and ten-year-old Jack, who 
is determined to be a farmer. Helen attended 
the Washington Alumnae Club last winter and 
saw Margaret Craighill Price, Barbara Seallcs 
Parret, and Lucy Varton Miller. 

Louise Hathaway Doelker's life sounds in- 
teresting. Her husband is a radio commenta- 
tor and she a radio script writer, breeding 
Siamese cats in her time off from her job 
and from six-year-old daughter, Stephanie. 

From Tallahassee. Florida, has come reports 
of another future Briarite, a daughter, born 
in June to Louise Kirk Headley, making a 
total of three girls and a boy. "Kirk" says 
they bought a sixty-fis'e hundred-acre planta- 
tion and it looks like they are "settled and 
saddled with chilLun and land." 

Girls. I have come to the bitter conclusion 
that it is a physical impossibility to report 
the news in all our class letters in one issue 
of the Alumnae News, so shall continue in 
the March letter. My present stopping point 
is only half-way through the letters and I 
am incapable of deciding where and what 
to omit, as I've had the feeling while reading 
these that I am actually with the Class of '41 
again. Hope the continuation meets with your 
approval, but any complaints and news for 
the March issue will be most gratefully re- 
ceived at 1416 Olive Steret, Coatesville, Penn- 

C/iiH Secretary: Clare Eager (Mrs. A. D. 
Matthai, Jr.) 20 Clinton Place, Utica 3, New 

fund Agent: Anne McJunkin (Mrs. Frank 
E. Briber, Jr.) 6640 N. Elm Tree Road, Mil- 
waukee 9, Wisconsin. 

E.xcept for my first profitable bridge game 
in Utica, which took place at Elsie McCarthy 
Samson's, my only personal contact with a 
classmate was a couple of days ago in New 
York City, where I lunch-houred with Muie 
May Queen Grymes. She had just returned 
Co her job with Radio Free Europe after being 
on her vacation and was looking wonderful. 
She was expecting a New Y'ork visit from 
Pat Rohineau Van Devere, and had recently 
seen Betty Weems Westfeldt in Colorado. 
Weems evidently is as buoyant as ever and 
still devoting a great deal of her inexhausti- 
ble energy to pushing World Federalism. Muie 
had no current communication from Nancy 
Bean White but at least had more recent 
news than I have reported, the main morsel 
being the arrival of a son, David, several 
months ago. She and Ted are still, living 
in Paris but had a place on the coast for the 
summer. Mu says they live a very pleasant 
and interesting life over there and both love 
it. (Obviously Mu loved it too — remember 
when she went to visit them for two weeks 
and stayed five months? And she almost went 
back this summer.) 

I guess that's about all of Sweet Briar I got 
from Mu except a photo of Libby Cordjry 
Jones' little girl who looked like a darling. 
But as invariably happens, the people I hear 
about indirectly are the very ones who come 
across with answers to my postals, and so 
it was on arrival home I found two cards, no 
less, from Libby. She supplemented Mu's 
threads, with a little description of her coun- 
try home in Morristown complete with dirt 
road, deer, etc., and said Win had been free 
lancing around there, having given up New 
York for the summer but expected to go 
back in the fall. She had recently chatted 
with Mary Law Taylor, finding her "cute as 
ever, very domestic and apparently blissful", 
and reported SaiUy Bryan Allen back in Geor- 
gia with her husband recalled into the Navy. 
She told of her early summer lunch with Mu 
and Jane FinJIay Tate, which made her feel 
positively stodgy what with Mu expecting 
to spend August in Paris and Janie about 
ready to join her Charlie in Sumatra via 
London. Paris. Rome. Cairo, Karachi, Singa- 
pore. Libby and Win settled for a Canadian 
vacation and evidently we were stirring up 
dust for each other's windshields all the 
way around the Gaspe Peninsula. I guess that 
makes me stodgy, too, but anyhow Worth and 
I loved the trip. 

News of moving day for a couple of our 
members. Seth Dichman Smith and Bevin have 
bought a house in Princeton, while Primmy 
Johnston Craven expected to spend Labor 
Day transferring to a beautiful, new modern 
rectory in Old Greenwich. Primmy spent 
a hectic summer and unfortunately her little 
boy was very sick to make things worse. 
However, she did have some good news too — 
the arrival of her third child. Felicity, born 
May 3 1 . 

About half of the card from Betty Belle 
Launder Butin was spent in sympathy over 
the name I acquired with marriage. It seems 
she's been having trouble with her's too. How- 
ever, she had enough room left to tell me that 
her husband has one more year of his fellow- 
ship in medicine at the Mayo Clinic in 
Rochester, Minnesota, where Betty Belle finds 
the summers lovely but the 40° below win- 
ters a little harder to take. Not to wish 
any classmates ill health, but if you are 
there she'd love to see you. 

Long letters from both Anne McJunkin 
Briber and Louise Woodruff Angst tell 
mostly of their interest and participa- 
tion in their respective civic activities. Both 
have traveling husbands so are keeping them- 
selves busy with practically everything else. 
Sounds familiar. Weezie is on the Board of a 
settlement house in Chicago, chairman of a 
bandage group of her church guild in Win- 
netka, a Junior League worker and last but 
not least the local Alumnae Representative 
for S. B. C. All this plus tennis, plus two 
sons, plus a very gay social life keep her well 
occupied, and she seems to love Kenilworth, 
especially since her sister recently moved out 
near there too. She said Brooks Barnes is 
still in New York, Barbara McNeill Blessing, 
who visited her about a year ago, is in Wil- 
lard, Georgia, and Virginia White is in Los 
Angeles where she is entertaining Swiss, Eng- 
lish and Canadians from the musical revue 
Jotham Valley for some reason that unfor- 
tunately I couldn't read. I wish more of you 
wrote enough to get such writer's cramp! 

Junk's big interest is the Junior League 
Blood Center where she particularly enjoys 
going on Mobile Units to plants and factories, 
etc. She is to take the League Provisional 
Course this fall, but judging from her time 
and enthusiasm already devoted to their 
project she will have a year's worth of hours 
completed before she is even a member. She 
spent a month in Charleston early this sum- 
mer so has been extra busy catching up with 
her own home. And then, son Frank seems 
to be a demon for getting into trouble so 
that rush trips to the hospital, stomach pump- 
ing and blood gushes es'idently are getting 
fairly routine for mama. 

Nancy Pingree Drake spent her vacation 
cruising on a sloop to New London, Fishers 
Island, Martha's Vineyard, etc., and wrote 
of bumping into Fay Martin Chandler first 
thing on arrival at the Nantucket Yacht 
Club. Now she has added a puppy to her 
brood, which keep her jumping too. But 
the worst time was when she and all three 
kids had mumps at the same time. Dr. 
Drake must have been doing a booming busi- 
ness right at home. 

Just to end things up with a real fire- 
cracker I have saved the explosive news of 
the appearance of daughter number two. her 
namesake, for Sarah Louise Adams Bush — 
date of arrival, July 4. I'll bet she got a 
bang out of that one! (Pardon the shades of 
Aims and Asses.) 

October, 19n 

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MakijAkli and Da\iu b.MiiH, children ol 
Dorothy Beiifcll Smith, '44 


Class Secretary: Patricia Whitaker (Mrs. 
John S. Waters) Bellona and Clark Aves., 
Lutherville, Maryland. 

Fnini Agent: Alice Lancaster (Mrs. Pier- 
pont Buck) 5013 34th Road, North, Arling- 
ton, Virginia. 

Hope you all had a nice healthy summer. 
Thank you for your cards and letters. With- 
out them, this column would be non-existant. 
So please keep them coming as I must depend 
on them completely for news! 

Ginny Hall Teipel just missed my dead- 
line last issue. She had a boy, Christopher 
Blake, born May 15, weighing in at 6 lbs., 
6 ozs. — image of his daddy. This is Ginny's 
second child. Other blessed events that have 
not been announced are: Lee Robertson 
Wood — born to Mimi EtheriJgc Wood the 
week after Easter: Hazel Fellner Turtle's 
third daughter, Sarah, born last Octo- 
ber; Dotty Tohin Ayres' son, W. D. 
Ay res, Jr., born January 5; and Louise Smith 
Norton's Susan, on December 19. 

Jane Rice McPherson left for Atlanta in 
June. According to Catherine Tift Porter, 
Jane has a lovely duplex which she keeps 
neat as a pin. I had a tea for Jane before 
she left and a few Sweet Briarites were pres- 
ent: Ginny Griffith Morton, Betty Jean 
"Jinx'' Griffin Hilbert. Dotty Denny Sutton, 
Betty Farinholt Cockrill. Alice Lancaster 
Buck and Helen Cmmp Cutler tried to get 
over from Washington but couldn't arrange 
about baby sitters. We still hope to get 

Had a surprise telephone call from Martha 
Lee Hoffman McCoy. When a southern drawl 
came over the wire, I knew it was a Sweet 
Briar lass. Martha Lee was in Baltimore 
over night on a business trip with her hus- 
band. I couldn't see her as we were all tied 
up for the evening. However she said they 
have at last moved out of their third floor 
apartment into a newly acquired ranch house. 
She loves the idea of no steps. After toting 
two children up and down steps to a third 

floor apartment I guess she really appreciates a 
one-floor layout. 

Lucile Christmas Brewster wrote that she 
and Bill remodeled another 13 S-year-oW Cape 
Cod house last winter. Lucky girl got in on 
a European business trip with her husband 
this spring. They visited 10 countries and 
bought lots of things for their home. 

Connie Budlong sent a postal and a letter 
saying she is still doing Occupational Therapy 
at Kennedy V. A. Connie managed to have 
a very hectic moving day as she had an 
emergency appendectomy on the day she was 
to move out. She is on leave for a month 
and is recuperating nicely while staying with 
friends. Connie is about to become a per- 
manent southerner by marriage. The rumors 
I heard were true! To quote Miss "B'': "The 
man who is getting the last old maid is one 
Jack Moore Myrich and I think he's tops.'' 
No date set for the wedding. 

Margie Bretiil linger Robinson was one of 
those nice people who answered my post card. 
She saw "Hattie'' Tavenner Clausen who lives 
in Charlottesville. Her husband is a civil 
engineer. They have a son. Tommy, age 2. 
Helen Gravatt seems to be in a continuous 
social whirl. "Gravy*' has been helping her 
father who is now Episcopal Bishop of upper 
South Carolina. Margie says Leslie Her rick 
Danford is living in Jacksonville and teach- 
ing nursery school; but is planning to con- 
centrate more on housework. Margie and her 
family are living in Staunton. Her husband 
is with DuPont Co. and they have a very 
active year-old son named Michael. She says 
at least people have heard of Sweet Briar in 
Staunton wJiich is in the heart of S.B. loyal- 

Dotty Bcuttcll Smith wrote about her home 
in Huntington, L. L, her husband. Cal, and 
three children, Margaret, 6, David, 4, and 
Elizabeth. 1. They all had a nice vacation in 
Maine. Dotty has been renewing her piano 
lessons and to keep from stagnating took a 
course In Interior Decorating. 

Catherine Tift Porter came through again 
with news for this issue. She and her family 
spent seven delightful weeks at Daytona 
Beach. Helen Crump Cutler has been visiting 
in Macon for a month. Tee and Crump had 
lunch with Betty Haverty Smith. Crump 
expects to be in Washington for two more 

Muriel Ahfash Salzberg dropped me a card, 
to say that she and Arny are again in Rich- 
mond. Her son is 2 Yz years old and very 
charming. Arny is Assistant Resident in Sur- 
gery at one of the Richmond hospitals. 

Ellen Boyd Duval wrote about Betty Wil- 
liams Mever's twin sons who are darling. 
Bea Boericke came through Richmond on the 
way to Duke where she Is taking a course 
in psvcho-somatic medicine. E. B. just re- 
turned from the Music Festival in the Berk- 
shires, Montreal. Quebec, and New York. 

It is with deep regret that I tell those 
of you who have not heard, of the sudden 
death of Betty Maury Valentine on July 31. 
She is survived by her husband and her 
daughter, Elizabeth Maury Valentine. Paulett 
Lons^ Taggart suggested a gift to Sweet Briar 
in Bet'y's name. Paulett ha<; sent her check 
to Alice Lancaster Buck, who Is class Fund 

Son of Mildred LittlcforJ Camm, '4 5g 

Class Secretary. Elisabeth H. Hicks. 1616 
34th Street, N. W., Washington. D. C 
Fund Agent: Audrey Betts, 211 West Fisher 
Avenue, Greensboro, North Carolina. 

I have just returned from ten wonderful 
days at Virginia Beach. I Intended to write 
this while basking In the sun, but some- 
how inspiration did not present itself. I was 
hoping to run Into scads of Briarites, but 
they must have all been in hiding. I did run 
into Dorothy Arnold Waite and her husband. 
Bob, having lunch at the Sea Horse, where 
I was staying. Both of us were dashing, 
so we didn't have much time to chat- She 
looked wonderful, and hasn't changed a bit 
since Sweet Briar. 

A most welcome letter from Doe Fagg 
Horner. She and Marvin are now living 
in Wilmington, Delaware, where Marvin 
is an engineer with a construction company. 
Doe sees quite a bit of Jay Skerry Tepe and 
Jean Ridler Fahrenbach, when the latter is 
in town. Jean is living in Pearl River, New 
York, where her husband has a new job. 
Doe also sent news of Huldah Edcns Jack- 
son. She and little Louise spent the summer 
with the Edens in Orange, Virginia — partly 
to es'cape a polio epidemic in Shreveport, and 
mainly, I suspect, to enjoy that lovely place 
her family has. 

Julie Mills Jacobsen invited me to dinner 
the other night. It was such fun hashing 
over our days at Sweet Briar. I'm sure we 
must have bored her poor husband to death. 
They have a most attractive house, and two 
of the cutest kids you have ever seen. Julie 
showed me some of the work she has been 
doing — painting lovely designs on screens, 
chairs, etc., and a lot of divine Christmas 
cards. She is really one talented gal. 

Antoinette LeBris Maynard and Paul have 
bought a house In Washington. I haven't seen 


Alumnae Neit's 

it but I hear it is terrific. Their little girl, 
Libby, is three and is adorable. 

Wyline Chapman Sayler wrote a nice letter. 
She has a second son now, Alan Page, born 
about a year ago. The Saylers are at Patrick 
Air Base in Florida — the Air Force's Guided 
Missiles Proving Ground. Henry has re- 
cently become a Lt. Colonel. Dale Sayler 
Hull is living in Savannah, Georgia and as 
Wyline puts it "is hoping to become a 
junior Wall Street Tycoon with Fenner and 

Among the new mothers in our little 
group are Lyn Dillard Grones, who has a 
little girl; Betty Grayson Geer, also a girl, 
born this past spring; and Leila Barnes 
Cheatham, a boy born last Christmas. 

That's all for now. I hope to hear from 
you all between now and the next letter. 

Class Secretary: Ariana Jones, 3 8 Wiggins 
Street, Princeton, New Jersey. 
¥u7id Agent', Nancy Dowd (Mrs. Robert M. 
Burton) Box 1086, Glendale, Ohio. 

It's always nice to begin this column with 
a wedding. This time it is Mary Ellen Thack- 
ray's. Ellen married George Napier Wikon 
on July 20 at the chapel, of the Naval Air 
Station at Alameda, California. George is a 
lieutenant in the Navy. 

Helen Graeff will have charge of the music 
in a church near Roanoke. Helen is very 
pleased as this job will give her more opportu- 
ity to play the organ. In July, Helen was the 
organist at the wedding of Betsy Gnrley 
Hewson's brother. 

Georgie Ellis is going to the School of 
Social Work at the University of North 
Carolina this winter. She left Baltimore the 
end of July for a visit with her family and 
then went to Cape Cod to store up some 
sun against the long winter of school. 

Polly Kent Page is off for the East, really the 
East with a capital. Polly's husband will be in 
charge of the medical school at Rangoon Uni- 
versity. Polly, Bob, and their two children flew 
to London and then to Burma the middle of 
August. It certainly sounds like an exotic 
place to live. 

I arrived home on the America in Julv 
just in time to go to Carolyn Aubrey's wed- 
ding. Tat married Arthur Humphries who is 
studying medicine at Johns Hopkins. I saw 
Jeannie Crawford who was one of Tat's 
bridesmaids and Betsy Cromwell. Our trip 
abroad was wonderful in every way including- 
the weather. We were told that it always 
rains in the Highlands and in Ireland but 
we had wonderful sunshine both places. Driv- 
ing a little English car was loads of fun. 
Driving on the left is very easy but the 
hundreds of bicycles are more of a problem. 
Each one thinks he is a truck and rides 
accordingly — in the middle of the road. 

I do wish more of you would write to 
me. I believe the batting average for postals 
sent out and answers is about 5%. All of 
you who went to reunion especially must have 
loads of news. So how about a better re- 
turn for the winter issue. 

Jane P/ckcna Church, '46 and Jim 

Class Secretary: Cynthia Bemiss (Mrs. W. 
Alexander Stuart, Jr.) Rosedale, Virginia. 
Fund Agent: Maria Tucker, 2521 Fair- 
mount Boulevard, Cleveland Heights, Cleve- 
land 6, Ohio. 

Jacksonville deserves first place in this let- 
ter. August seems to be its month of wed- 
dings. Blair Burwell married Dr. Robert 
Drysdale May, II, on the 11th. They will 
make their home in Bryn Mawr. I had a 
hurried note from Blair before the wedding — 
"I'm living in the varnish pot doing over 
furniture for the apartment! 'Eau de Tur- 
pentine' is my perfume of the month!'* 
Ernie Banker was in Blair's wedding. 

Next comes Cecil Butler who married 
Ernest Going Williams on the 18th. And last 
but not least, Margaret Munnerlyn married 
James Rawson Haverty (Betty's brother) on 
the 3Tth. 

I received a nice letter from Margaret Ellen 
White Van Buren. She said that Cecil Butlet 
Williams will live in Tuscaloosa and that 
Margaret Mutinerlyn Haverty will live in 
Atlanta. She also said that Savarette Royster 
was married to James Robert Trotter, Jr.. 
of Salisbury, N. C, on the Uh of Septem- 
be in Raleigh and will live in Chapel Hill- 
She had seen Jennie Belie Bechtel trousseau 
shopping in NYC. 1 quote now — "Jim and 
I saw Isabel Dziing Li and her husband, a 
neuro-surgeon at McGill University School 
of Medicine, en route from Quebec (where 
we honeymooned) back home. Isabel is illus- 
trating children's books for a New York 

Ernie Banker is working at Woods Hole 
Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts 
and plans to live in Boston this winter. 

Janet Amilon Wagner had a daughter. Amy 
Amilon Wagner, on the 1 1 th of June. She 
and Joe have been building and planned 
to move into their new house in Augus:. 

A letter from Joan McCoy mentions that 
Betty Hollouay Harmon's husband was called 
into the army with the Alabama National 
Guard and that they are living in Columbia, 
S. C. 

Suzette Morton Sorenson wrote to an- 
nounce the arrival of John Morton (Jack) 
who was born on August 2nd. Suzette mar- 

ried Dr. E. H. Sorenson in May, 19 50, and 
is living in Elkhorn, Wisconsin. She also 
said that, though to some this is old news, 
it was announced here that Shirley Small 
became Mrs. Robert Edwards in August, 
1950, and now lives in Asheville, N. C, and 
that Becky Knapp Herbert had a daughter 
on January 10, 1950. 

Meredith Slane Finch is living in Thomas- 
viUe, N. C. She has a fourteen month-old- 
son, Thomas Austin Finch, III, and has just 
come back from a trip to Virginia Beach. 

Pat Hassler Schuber has a three- year-oU 
son. Pat and Jack have just returned from 
Sea Island. Meredith also said that she had 
recently seen Ann Colston Hawley who was 
on her way back from Florida and Nassau. 
The Hawleys are living in New York. 

Ginna Walker Christian and Andy, St., 
and Jr., have an apartment in San Clemente, 
California where Andy (Sr.) is stationed 
with the USMC. 

A wonderful newsy letter from Jean Old 
just arrived. I quote: "I left here Augu<;t Ist 
for Crum's (Eleanor Anne Crnmi/ne Stewart) 
in Washington, Pa. Lyman (her husband) is 
Assistant Director of Admissions at Washing- 
ton and Jefferson College in Washington. 
Crum retired from teaching this spring. We 
drove over to Cleveland on a Sunday and 
spent the night with Jackie Scbreck Thomp- 
son. Jackie got her degree from Western 
Reserve aand married Tommy in April, 19 50. 
While at Jackie's, Liz Ripley came over to 
see us. She is working with an advertising; 
agency — she and Maria Tucker (who is still 
working in the museum) were taking th^ 
Queen of Bermuda August 10th for a vaca- 
tion at the Elbow Beach in Bermuda. Liz 
told me that Katie Street Sharp had another 
child in July — a boy. Kay Fitzgerald Booker 
is living in Cleveland now. Her husband 
is a doctor at Lakeside Hospital. Jackie told 
me that Gene Ray Minor is living in Mt. Ver- 
non, Ohio. She has two children and her 
husband is with Coca-Cola. 

"From there I flew on to Chicago and 
stayed almost a week with Shirley Lei-is 
Johnson. Anne, her daughter, is real cute. 
Don is in the department which looks into 
markets and marketing of International Min- 
erals and Chemicals. Shirley spent a week 
in July in the north woods of Wisconsin and 
planned to spend the first week of September 
there where they have a cottage on a lake.'' 

Jean went on to Wilmington, Delaware. 
to see Connie Clevenger Berg and after a 
fine visit went down to see Liz Abbot Averett 
in Lynchburg. Liz has an eighteen-month-oid 
son, John. "Martha Smith was married 
on September 14 to Benjamin Smith. Ben 
works with jet planes at the Naval Air 
Station determining their defects when acci- 
dents occur. Martha will continue as libra- 
rian in the Junior High School this fall. 

"Ginger Barron Summer and husband, Lloyd, 
and daughter, Kathy, live at Virginia Beach 
now. Lloyd was an English Instructor at 
Tuiane but was called back in the navy this- 
spring — Lt. (j-g-)- They will be here for 
two years. Little Kathy was two in July and 
is just precious. 

"Margie Redfern and I saw Fuzz (Anne 
Brinsnn Nelson) in Greenville, S C, one 
Wednesday night. She had spent three weeks 

October, 1951 


in Norfolk, in June. She has two sons — 
Squeakie, age three in July, and Jackie, a 
year this October. Jackie Murray Hale and 
husband, Newell, also live in Greenville. They 
have been spending the summer in Try on, 
N. C. 

"Nancy Cofer Stacy and Bill have just 
built a fine big house in the country between 
Norfolk and Virgmia Beach on the Lynn 
Haven River. They planned to move in over 
Labor Day — Willie is three and 'Baby Sister' 
or Sarah Allen will be a year in October." 

Jean plans to work in the same school 
where Martha Smith is librarian. Margie 
Redfern is also working in a school in Nor- 
folk. Jean also reminds us that reunion year 
is comir.g up next year. It might be well 
worth mentioning even this early so every- 
one can start making tentative plans any- 
way. We just received word that Isabel 
2.nlick Rhodes lost her father in September, 
and wish to extend our deepest sympathy to 

Cliiss Secretary: Mary Jo Armstrong, Caril- 
lon House — Apt. 54i, 2 500 Wisconsin Ave- 
nue, N.W., Washington, D. C. 
Fntiil Agent: Anne Ricks, 1 S06 Westwood 
Avenue, Richmond 27, Virginia. 

Many, many thanks to all of you for your 
marvelous response to my plea for news. I 
have fallen heir to the job of Class Secretary 
since Audrey Lahman Rosseloc has discovered 
that being married and working, too, leaves 
her little time for writing. I just hope that 
I can keep you all supplied with news as well 
as Audrey has for the past three years. It 
doesn't seem possible that it has been seven 
years since we arrived at Sweet Briar for the 
first time. 

News comes from Mayde Luii'mgfon Hen- 
ningsen that she and Vic, after spending 
a glorious vacation up on Cape Cod, have 
settled into their new home in Scarsdale, and 
that Jane Johnson Kent doesn't live far 
away. Pat Caiislcr Covington was also in 
New England this summer and tells of Vicki 
Brock's forthcoming wedding this fall. 

Martha Davis spent the summer, as she 
claims, being a "professional bridesmaid'', 
as well as being very industrious, for she's 
been taking a course in Latin American Litera- 
ture at Emory University. Rosemary Gugert 
was in Atlanta for a visit as was Kathryn 
Fulton Alston. Martha stopped off in Phila- 
delphia for a visit with Peggy Sheffield Martin, 
as the Martins are now permanently located 
there. Tom got his Master's in June, and 
they have bought a home in Devon. A won- 
derful letter from "Scof' tells that Betty Ann 
Jackson Ryan has moved to Wilmington, 
and that she saw Ann Orr who told her 
that she is still working at Lord and Tay- 
lor's and will be married this fall. 

Speaking of weddings, Nancy Moses be- 
came Mrs, William Eubanks on June 8 m 
Little Rock. Connie Hancock, Mary Pierce, 
Peggy Addington Twohy, and Indie Lindsay 
Bill sol y were in Louisville for Caroline Ran- 
kin's wedding to James Patrick Mapother on 
May 12. Don't you know they made it all 
a fabulous occasion. Indie is now living in 
New York while Frank is serving as an 
intern. Nela Wattley journeyed up to Phila- 

"Twink" Elliott Sockewell and Steve, 
age 9 mos. 

delphia for Martha Schmidheiser's wedding: 
on June 16, 

Ruth Street Ide and Betty Lou Brnton 
Lyons have little gids now, as does Nita 
Mhicheic- Faulk. Mary Ivey Faulk was born 
in April and Nita and Ralph have bought a 
home in Thomasville. They vacationed at Sea 
Island this summer where they saw Suzanne 
Hardy Beaufort. Jane Miller Wright, Carolyn 
Montgomery Lange, and Mary Barrett Rob- 
ertson all have little boys born this spring. 
Another set of twins for our class. "Sammy" 
Saniford Upchurch's little girls are a year and 
four months now. Twins were born to 
Martha Rowan Hyder on May 8, The boy 
was named Brent and the girl, Whitney. She 
and Elton have moved into their new home 
in Fort Worth where Elton is practicing 
law. Malloy Wright Warren had a girl on 
July 1 8 named Carol Malloy. 

What a traveling class we have. West ray 
Boyce spent three months in Europe this 
spring and is now looking for a job in New 
York. McCall Henderson has taken off on a 
two months' junket for Greece, Turkey, 
Egypt, and the Middle East. Bess Pratt Is 
back at her job of warehousing cotton, 
which she says is far more fascinating than 
it sounds. She spent three months in Europe 
this spring and saw Ruth Faulkner at Capri. 
And off for Bermuda is "Ginny" Wurzbach 
Vardy and her little son who have joined 
Dick for the year and a half that he will be 
stationed there. Not bad. Felicia Jackson 
has been to Shreveport this summer for a 
visit with Diane King who is still doing child 
welfare work. And of course, Maddin Lupton 
is still touring the country. She was up 
East this summer and has been on several 
house parties around Tennessee. I saw her 'n 
Fort Worth and again in Chattanooga, 

Jane Leach Cromwell and Phyllis were In 
Rockville, Maryland, for the summer before 
going back to Philadelphia where Steve 
is in his Junior Year at the Medical School 
there. Bca Backer Simpson has moved to 
Flushing, New York, while Elizabeth Beltz 
has moved to Baltimore. A note from "Meon" 
Bower tells of her job in Florida where she 
is working at an Air Force training school. 
Sounds grand and what could be more wonder- 
ful than working in Florida. Ardis Fratits 

McBride is living in Flint, Michigan, now 
and "Sammy'' Butman Bellows has moved to 
Houston where sister-in-law Ann Hams Bel- 
lows lives. Jeanne Morrell Garlington is now 
in Selma, Alabama, as husband Henry is an 
instructor at the Air Force Base there. She 
tells of seeing Joan McCoy right often and 
that Harriotte Bland Coke visited her in the 
spring, Judy Blakey Brown is in Kansas City 
where she ran into Jerre Flack Ridge. 

The Armed Services have caused many of 
the girls in our class to traipse around the 
country. Martha Sue Skinner Logan and 
husband are now living at Fort Leonard 
Wood, Missouri. Martha Garrison Anness 
writes that Chuck has received his orders 
to report back to active duty with the Navy, 
and regular Army Martha Mansfield Clem- 
ent's husband is stationed at Fort Leaven- 
worth, Kansas. Priscilla Mast en Thurber is 
back in Connecticut until her husband re- 
turns from Korea. Liz Hooks Richards has 
been recuperating from an operation and has 
now joined Bill in Pennsylvania where he 
is stationed. 

Washington is quite a mecca for Sweet 
Briar girls, as I have discovered since com- 
ing here to work for Air Force Public Rela- 
tions at the Pentagon. "Weezle" Lloyd has 
an apartment in Georgetown and recently had 
me to dinner when Miss Stochholm was here. 
Anne Ricks has just come up and will be 
teaching school in Arlington this fall, and 
tells me that Betsy Plunkett hopes to join 
the troopers later on. Wedding bell6 will 
ring for Patty Damron this fall when she 
marries Dr. Joe Lee, a resident surgeon at 
Georgetown University Hospital. Liz Barhonr 
Beggs had a little girl on July 6 named Eliza- 
beth Barbour Beggs, And Kax Berthier has 
left her job with the State Department for 
six months to return to Mexico with Nancy 
Vaughn Kelly and husband Dan on hand 
to say good-bye. 

"Ces" Youmans is working with McGraw- 
Hill Publishing Company in New York and 
Ann Paxson is with United States Fidelity 
and Guaranty Company in Baltimore accord- 
ing to Eve Godchanx Hirsch. Eve is busy 
doing volunteer work in New Orleans. Jane 
Luke is in her last year of Medical School 
down in dear old Charlottesville and Betty 
Gibson has a very interesting job with the 
County Attorney in Muskogee. After vaca- 
tioning in California this summer, Closey 
Faulkner will teach in Richmond this fall. 
"Peter" Foniille Buie is living in Marlin, 
Texas, with her doctor husband and their 
two small children. 

Martha Frye Terry is in Ridgefield Park, 
New Jersey, as husband Harold has a church 
there while he is working on his Ph.D. at 
Union Theological Seminary. She reports 
seeing a lot of Pat Goldin who is only 50 
miles away. "Twink'' Elliott Sockwell and 
9-months-oId Stephen are loving living on a 
farm just outside Huntsville, Let me take 
this opportunity to express the sincere sym- 
pathy of the whole class to Bess White whose 
father passed on in June. 

The Alumnae Office does not have the 
addresses for the following, so if you know 
their whereabouts, please advise me. It seems 
such a shame to lose contact with them. 
Betty Johnson Ragland, Jane Johnson Kent, 


Alumnae News 

Betsy Anderson Douglas, Elizabeth Garrison, 
Lydia HenJcnon Barr, Barbara Hepler Jeffer- 
son, Mary Humphries Hood, Anne Hyde 
Long, Peggy Milwee Carlton, Joyce Raley, 
Joyce Scntncr Armour, Margaret Stafford, 
Elizabeth Stevens, and Betty Yougane John- 

Also remember that the Fund Drive is on 
and please be sure to mail your checks to 
the Alumnae Office. It's so important to us 
all and I will add an extra special plea 
for your contribution in this letter. If any 
of you are in Washington do call me as I 
would love to see you. And be sure to 
write the news in. 


Chsi Sectvtary: Katharine Hart. 5153 
Monument Avenue, Richmond, Virginia. 
Fund Agent: Alice Trout, 1301 Franklin 
Road, Roanoke, Virginia. 

More daughters for the class of '68. Car- 
ter Wicker Lynch, daughter of Jack and 
Fritzie Dnncombe Lynch, was born May 6, 
weighing 7 lbs., I '/2 ozs. Saunders and Emily 
Fruitt Jones are the parents of Emily Web- 
ster Jones born July 26. Susan Gale Waxter, 
daughter of Bill and Judy Balduin Waxter, 
was born in Tonah, Wisconsin, on July 18. 
An equal number of sons have made their 
appearances. Russell and Mimi Powell Leon- 
ard's son was born on June 1 . Francis and 
Ann Doar Jones have a Francis, Jr., born 
July 5, and Frank and Ann Lane Hereford 
have a Frank, Jr., born in April. 

Among the newly married are Nancy 
Jones, who married John Philip Worcester 
on July 14 and is now living in St. Clair 
Shores, Michigan; Sue Corning, who became 
Mrs. Calvin Stuart Whitla on June 16, with 
Ann Fiery Bryan as matron of honor, and 
Margaret Long who was married on Septem- 
be 1 to Howard J. Freas, Jr. 

Katie Cox has left for Japan where she 
will be a recreational director for the Red 
Cross. Pat Brown left for the Panama Canal 
Zone on August 7. Her father will be sta- 
tioned there for two years but Pat expects to 
stay only a year. 

John and Maggie Woods Tillett and Mag- 
gie, Jr., have moved back to Charlotte, 
N. C, from Philadelphia. Ann Bush Train 
and Choo-Choo have moved to Louisville. 
Gene and Preston Hodges Hill have just 
bought a new home in Louisville Bill and 
Marie Musgrotc Pierce and little Susan have 
moved to Roanoke, Virginia, where Bill 
is with the law firm of Dodson and Pence. 
Hervey and Carolyn Cannady Evans and 
their daughter are living in Arlington, Vir- 
ginia, while Hervey is stationed at the Pen- 
tagon. Legs and Sommers Booth Parker have 
built a home in Charlotte but have been 
unable to live in it as Legs has been recalled 
into the Navy. They are living in Charles- 
ton, S. C., temporarily Margo Fortier Aicklen 
and her son have been living in McLean, Vir- 
ginia, with her parents while her husband, 
Bill, is in Korea. 

Goodie Geer arrived home on August 1 from 
Europe and expects to go to Union Theologi- 
cal Seminary in New York this fall. Libby 
Trueheart has resigned her position as bridal 
consultant and is going to business school 

in Louisville. Alice Dahm is going to busi- 
ness school in St. Louis this winter. Betsy 
Brown is doing volunteer work for the 
Republican Campaign and for the nurses' 
aid. Ann Henderson will go to New York 
this fall to do commercial art. Lizzie Han- 
cock is engaged to Paul H. Fritzsche, Jr., 
and is going to teach another year before 
getting married. 

As for summer vacations, June Eager Fin- 
ney and Bill spent their's in Nova Scotia. 
June will go back to teaching come fall 
and Bill will be back in medical school. Ellen 
Ramsay spent the summer and fall touring 
Europe. Betsy Dershuck and I spent a 
glorious three weeks in Bermuda in July 
and came back looking like Indians. Preston 
Hodges Hill and Stevie Stevens came to 
Richmond one day and we had a regular 
class reunion with Mag Towers, Betty Wel- 
ford Bennett, and Ann Doar Jones. Polly 
Plummer and Alice Trout have also been 
here this summer. 

We have several missing persons in our 
class. If any of you know their addresses 
and whereabouts, would you please let either 
the Alumnae Office or me know, ^'e will 
greatly appreciate your help in finding the 

Evelyn Lee Kagey (Mrs. Johnson Lee) 

Mary Eleanor Adams (Mrs. Rodger P. 

Barbara Louise Brunson 

Marv Anne Bryant (Mrs. Gus W. Allen. 

Jacqueline Joan Huggins {Mrs. John H. M. 

Sally J. Treadwav (Mrs. Curtis Lee Smith, 


Glass Secretary: Terry Faulkner, 190 5 
Stuart Avenue, Richmond, Virginia. 
Fund Agent: Jane Clark, 5 Wickersham 
Lane, Clayton 24, Missouri. 

W^hat a summer this has been! Every- 
one's been traveling, including me, and I've 
picked up all kinds of news. However, I'll 
be working and not touring from now on ; 
so, >'ou all must let me hear from you. 

My first stop on the big tour was Wil- 
mington, Delaware, for Jean Stapleton's wed- 
ding (June 23). The pre-nuptial parties 
were wonderful, and the wedding itself was 
beautiful. Sue Lockley was maid of honor, 
and Joan Davis and Mary Emery were brides- 
maids. "Jo" (Joanne) Williams, Audrey 
Breitinger, "Casual" (Louise) Coleman. "Bar- 
bie" (Barbara) Birt, "Shelky'' (Ann Shel- 
don), Nan Sirna and numerous Phi Psi's en- 
hanced the gala event by their presences. 

Janet Broman and Nancy Snoke became 
Mrs. Edward Crane and Mrs. Robert Y. 
Garrett, III, on June 17th and June 21st 
respectively. The two couples were honey- 
mooning in Bermuda when Jean Staple ton 
HelJier and her husband arrived and I hear 
they had quite a reunion. 

After visiting Joan Davis in Philadelphia 
(Joan is going to teach second grade next 
year) , I met Nan Sirna in New York and 
had dinner with her at her father's restau- 
ant. L'Aiglon. Nan is modeling at Bergdoff 
Goodman; I had the pleasure of seeing her 
at work. 

I saw "Ruthie" Clarkson and Julie Micou 
off to Europe on the lie de France. We had a 
stateroom full of Sweet Briar girls — Mona 
Wilson, Chloe Mason, Billie Herron, and 
"Randie" (Jean) Randolph. Quite a party. 

Mary Emery met me at my Greenwich Vil- 
lage apartment, and we really did the town. 
We met Brawner (Betty) in Greenwich, Con- 
necticut, for a tremendous farewell party for 
Bob Cole. (Who else?) Mary and Louise 
Coleman are going to work for the C.I.A. 
and share an apartment in Washington. 

Brawner and I next visited Sue Lockley in 
Poultneyville, New York. Sue has a grand 
summer job directing the recreational activi- 
ties in that vicinity. She is going to Colum- 
bia University next year on a full scholar- 

My tour ended in a grand flourish at 
Quimby's, Vermont, and Montreal, Quebec. 
I was glad to get home to greet Margery 
Daiidson Rucker, "Peggy'' (Margaret) Chis- 
hohn Boxley, and Mary Pease Flemmg, who 
are all busy getting settled in their new 
homes, and to hear about their weddings. 

Sue Taylor was an attendant in Mary'j 
wedding. Mary and Rives spent their honey- 
moon at Sea Island, Georgia. 

"Frenchie'' ( Mary Jane French ) . Ann 
Sinsheimer, and Pesek (Nancy) were in 
Margery's wedding. Kitty Arp and "Muff" 
(Dorothy) Marks were on hand for the nup- 
tials. Pesek went to Europe this summer, and 
"Muff" is busy taking a Junior League course. 

"Wisie" (Mary Wise) Parrot Bullington 
and Sally Fishburn were attendants in 
"Chis' " wedding. Jeanie Well ford, "N, K." 
(Nancy Keene) Butterworth. Mary Street, 
Jean Duerson, Ann Petesch, Diane Richmond 
and Joan Vail all witnessed the Boxley-Chis- 
holm nuptials. Jean has announced her en- 
gagement to John Bade and is planning to 
be married in the fall. She and Diane have 
been counselling at K.M.I.'s summer camp. 
Joan Vail and Monna Simpson are hoping 
to be accepted at Catholic University in 
Washington in order to delve further into the 
study of drama. 

"Ursie" (Ursula) Reimer went west this 

St. Claire Hayden has been employed by 
Delta Air Lines' Traffic and Sales Department, 
and is now being trained in the Shreveport 
reservations office. 

Susan Taylor is working in Richmond as 
a hostess at Liggett and Myers tobacco plant. 
She tells me that Angie Vaughan is planning 
to attend the University of Louisville 
next fall. Susan and "Kathy" (Katharine) 
Phinizy got together when "Kathy" wis 
visiting in Richmond, and "Kathy'' reported 
that she had a job with the DuPont plant 
in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Seymour Laughon became Mrs. John Rey- 
nolds on August 2 5 ; and Richmond happily 
chalked up one more Sweet Briarite! 

Lucy Regester and I, the sole 195 1 grad- 
uates from Richmond, have been holding 
down the fort here. Lucy is teaching school, 
and I am working at the Medical College 

Please write. I miss you all. 

P. S. Our class' community property, 
Dick McConnell, got married! 

Sweet Briar Alumnae Clubs and Their Presidents 


Regional Chairman: Mrs. W. Frederick Stohlman. 

Boston, Massachusetts 

Mrs. Richard M. Wyman, Jr. (Bettina Bell, '39), 1 
Aberdeen Road, Weston, Mass. 

Northern New Jersey 

Mrs. Charles H. Bergmann (Janet Macfarlan, '58g), 
244 Ackerman Avenue, Hohokus, New Jersey. 

Long Island, Net York 

Mrs. Rosalie H. Cramer (Rosalie Hall, '.^7g) 75 Rox- 
bury Road, Garden City, New York. 

Net York City 

Mrs. Richard R. Condit (Julia Hoeber, '41g) 24 Charles 
Street, zone 14. 

Westchester County 

Mrs. Allan C. Wills (Janie Beniis, 'SSg) 29 Hillcrest 
Avenue, Noroton Heights, Conn. 


Regional Chairman: Mrs. Calvert de Coligny. 

Amherst, Virginia 

Mrs. Mahlon S. Bryant (Mildred Faulconer, '44g) 
R. F. D. No. 2. 

Lynchburg, Virginia 

Mrs. Thomas B. Mason (Emily Wilkins, '44g) 214 
Woodland Avenue. 

Norfolk, Virginia 

Mrs. Sydney L. Bowden (Murrell Rickards, '44g), c/o 
Mrs. E. Rickards, North Shore Point. 

Richmond, Virginia 

Mrs. T. Todd Dabney (Lucy Call, '42g), 182S Park 
Avenue, zone 20. 

Roanoke, Virginia 

Mrs. W.ilter S. Foster (Natalie Roberts, '3 1g) 2417 
Salem Turnpike, N. W. 

Washington, D. C. — Alexandria-Arlington, Va. 

Mrs. Joseph Chappell (Annette Harley, '36), 429 St. 
Laurence Drive, Silver Spring, Maryland. 


Regional Chairman: Mrs. Thomas G. Potterfield. 

Wilmington, Delaware 

Mrs. Lindsley R. Bailey (Janet Bruce, '29g), Box 54, 
Mendenhall, Penna. 

Baltimore, Maryland 

Mrs. F. Edmund Sutton (Dorothy Denny, '44g), Hopkins 
Apartments, 31st and St. Paul Street, zone 18. 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

Mrs. Clarence C. Briscoe (Elizabeth Suttle, '34g), 123 
Princeton Road, Bala-Cynwyd, Penn. 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

Mrs. Ernest C. Reif (Bernlce Thompson, '3 5g), 3259 
Orleans Street, zone 14. 


Regional Chairni-tn: Mrs. John A. Tale, Jr. 
Charlotte, North Carolina 

Mrs. William K. van Allen (Sally K. Schall, '42g) 641 
Llewellyn Place, Charlotte, N. C. 
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 

Mrs. Samuel M. Orr, Jr. (Catherine Diggs, '42g) 
Windsor Road. 


Regional Chairman: Mrs. Frank T. Davis. 
Montgomery, Alabama 

Mrs. Charles C. Hubbard (Henrietta Hill, '50g) 112 
Ridge Avenue. 

Jacksonville, Florida 

Mrs. David E. Robeson (Jane Mitchell, '3 5g) 1820 
^'oodmere Road. 

Tampa, Florida 

Mrs. Marvin Essrig (Cccile Waterman, '44g) 1017 
Frankland Road. 

Atlanta, Georgia 

Mrs. Arthur J. Merrill (Sarah Harrison, 3 2g) 3 601 
Nancys Creek Road. 

Augusta, Georgia 

Mrs. Eugene Long (Jane Bush, '40g), 1061 Katherine 


Regional Chairman: Mrs. Joseph W. Scherr, Jr. 

Lexington, Kentucky 

Mrs. James N. Elliott, Jr. (Lloyd Lanier, '38g), 230 Mc- 
Dowell Road. 
Louisville, Kentucky 

Mrs. Inman Johnson (Elizabeth Cox, '27g), 4001 Ormond 
Cincinnati, Ohio 

Mrs. Joseph W. Scherr, Jr. (Mildred Bushey, '29g) 
721 Lindell Avenue. 
Columbus, Ohto 

Miss Margaret Lawrence, '49g, 10900 Red Bank Road, 
Galena, Ohio. 
Charleston, West Virginia 

Mrs. Thomas A. Nelson (Patricia Smith, '48g) 12 
Norwood Road. 


Regional Chairman: Mrs. James R. Gay. 
Chicago, Illinois 

Mrs. Donald S. Frey (Janet Imbrie, '3 5g) 2624 Thayer 
Street, N.W., Evanston. 

.Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota 

Mrs. Joseph Watson (Margaret Diack, '30), 106 W. 
Magnolia Avenue, St. Paul. 
Cleveland, Ohio 

Mrs. John W. Schlendorf (Alice McCloskcy, '3 5g) 
2690 Southington Road, Shaker Heights, 20. 
Toledo, Ohio 

Miss Mary Louise Holton, '46g, 2318 Densmore Drive. 
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 

Mrs. Hugh B. Pillsbury (Virginia Noyes, '44g) 3 865 
E. Layton Street, Cudahy, Wisconsin. 


Regional Chairman: Miss Maddin Lupton. 
St. Louis, Missouri 

Mrs. William B. Carter (Virginia Page, 'SO) 3 30 W. 
Lockwood Avenue, Webster Groves 19. 
Chattanooga, Tennessee 

Mrs. Charles B. Shelton, Jr. (Elizabeth Colley, '41), 
Robin Hood Trail, Lookout Mountain, Tenn. 
Memphis, Tennessee 

Mrs. C. O. Beeson, Jr. (Betty Hoehn, '47g) 2263 South 
Parkway East. 


Regional Chairman: Mrs. WiUard B. Wagner, Jr. 

Los Angeles, California 

Miss Margery Babcock. '49g, 1099 Arden Road, 
San Francisco, California 

Mrs. Western Logan (Ruth Mcllravy, '17g), 317 Sea 
View, Piedmont 19, California. 
Denver, Colorado 

Mrs. William C. Ackard (Patricia Sorensen, '41g) 6601 
East 18th Avenue. 






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May 3 

Calendar of Events for 1951-1952 

Marcel Grandjany, harp recital 

Ralph Turner, Yale University, lecture on southeast Asia 

Founders' Day, Stringfellow Barr, speaker 

Vivienne Bennett, drama recital: Comedy Classics 
Through the Ages 

Paint and Patches (dramatic club) production 

Hans Kohu, lecture on Russia 

Alabama String Quartet 

Charlotte Reincke, soprano 

University of Brazil dance group 

Paint and Patches production 

Choir, Christmas music 

Leslie Chabay, tenor 

Freshman Honors Convocation 

Louise Rood, viola recital 

W. H. Auden, Phi Beta Kappa lecture 

National Symphony Orchestra 

Glee Club Concert 

Mme. V. L. Pandit, Indian Ambassador to United States 

Paint and Patches production 

May Day 

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Sweet Briar 

Alumnae News 

Volume XXI, No. 2 

Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, Virginia 

November, 1951 

President's Letter 

Dear Parents, 

This is my first opportunity to address all 
of you together, to tell you how glad we 
are to have your daughters at Sweet Briar 
this year, and to assure you that all of us 
here at the college share with you a lively 
continuing interest in your daughters' devel- 
opment. It is our hope that parh girl will 
discover, through her studies and in other 
aspects of campus living, new riches and 
resources which will help her to grow into 
a useful citizen, one who is ready to serve 
her generation. 

As I write this, we have just begun, with 
a full enrollment, our forty-sixth academic 
session at Sweet Briar. Many of you will 
recall that we celebrated, last February, the 
fiftieth anniversary of the granting of our 
charter by the Commonwealth of Virginia. 
When an institution has spanned a half- 
century, its fiftieth birthday year is an 
occasion for looking backward into the past, 
with pride, for looking at the present with 
very serious thought, and particularly into 
the future with hope. 

Looking at the first fifty years of this 
college, we can see an enduring pattern and 
theme, an adherence to high quality in its 
program and a continued determination to 
develop as a cultural and educational center. 
This is an institution primarily devoted to 

Here is a physical setting of unusual 
beauty which gives to our faculty and stu- 
dents a special appreciation of the cultural 
value of beauty. Our college has a most 
romantic savor. There is something about 

St. Andrews Honors 

Won by S. B. Students 

Two Sweet Briar students in as many 
years have won high academic honors at St. 
Andrews University, Scotland, where each 
spent her junior year. In 1950 Sue Lockley 
came home with "first place in first rank of 
honors" in the course in natural history and 
last year Holly Hillas, now a senior at Sweet 
Briar, won the same distinction in the course 
in general philosophy. 

Sue completed her work at Sweet Briar 
with many honors. A member of Phi Beta 
Kappa, she took her degree last June iinif^ii:! 
Ipum laude, with high honors in biology, and 
she was named Emilie Watts Mc\'ea Scholar 
as the ranking member in her class. Sue is 
continuing her studies at Columbia Univer- 
sity, where she holds a full-e.xpense scholar- 
ship in the graduate school. 

this old plantation — something truly sweet, 
warm, friendly and old — that I have found 
nowhere else in such measure. It is so per- 
vasive that it is remarked on even by 
casual visitors. This is a subtle influence 
which lays strong hold on all of us. But 
our beautiful surroundings and buildings, 
much as we value them, are less important 
than our faith in good teaching. In the 
intimate and personal contact of the class- 
room, in the atmosphere of invigorating and 
inquiring search, the individual student 
remains, as always, the object of our utmost 

Prompted by an understanding of this 
endeavor and by a belief in its validity, a 
number of parents, alumnae, and other 
friends of the college last year gave us gifts 
which have been of real value to us in many 
ways. I should like to mention, in particu- 
lar, the gift which is enabling us to install 
new fluorescent lighting in the library's 
main reading room, gifts for the music 
department, for equipment urgently needed 
in chemistry and physics laboratories, for 
the purchase of additional books in several 
fields, and one gift — more sentimental than 
the rest but which was especially appropriate 
in this anniversary year — money for re- 
stringing Daisy's harp, so long untouched. 

By the time you read this, I hope to have 
had the pleasure of meeting many of you 
here on Parents' Day. I want to share with 
you our hopes, our aims, our problems. 
Without your help the year ahead may be 
difficult. I feel confident that I can count 
on you; I shall look forward to hearing 
from you soon and often. 

Anne G. Pannell 


A warm sun shone out of a blue sky to 
add to the calm enjoyment of Founders' 
Day, observed this fall on October 17. This 
annual tribute, an expression of gratitude to 
the men and women who have made this 
college, began as long ago as 1909, when the 
first students became seniors. 

Speaking at Sweet Briar for the first time 
in more than a decade, Stringfellow Barr 
addressed the Founders' Day audience gath- 
ered in the gymnasium. 

In his talk, "Our New Household — the 
World," Dr. Barr put before his hearers 
the enormity of the task facing us: the job 
of building, in company with other national 
and racial groups throughout the world, a 
productive world economy which will be 
capable of rescuing "from unutterable 
misery more than a billion human beings." 

Continuing, Dr. Barr stated that "the 
chief problem today is unutterable misery, 
not communism ... It doesn't mean that 
the bulk of mankind wants communism, 
that they want to be dominated by Russia; 
it means that they just want to eat." 

Recently returned to the University of 
\'irginia as visiting professor of political 
science. Dr. Barr is founder-president of 
the Foundation for World Government, 
and he was president of St. John's College, 
Annapolis, from 1937 to 1946. 

Large bouquets of flame gladioli, sent by 
the father of a senior, were massed with 
native greens and autumn foliage as a back- 
ground for the speakers' platform, and simi- 
lar glads were later used by seniors and 
sophomores to decorate the Williams and 
Fletcher graves in the ceremony at the 
Monuments. A new order of service, writ- 
ten for this occasion by the Rev. and Mrs. 
Wallace E. Rollins, was used. 

Seniors, wearing their caps and gowns for 
the first time, other students, and faculty 
members made a lengthy procession out 
Sunset Road, past the heavily-laden orchard, 
and up the hill to the Monuments. 


Mrs. Pannlll and Sikingi lllovc Barr 

Hobson Speaks at Convocation 

Susan Hobson, president of the Student 
Government Association this year, is the 
first student chosen as speaker at an Open- 
ing Convocation. Sue, one of six Americans 
selected to attend an international student 
seminar last summer in Germany, made that 
the subject of her interesting address here 
on Sept. 21. She is the daughter of Mary 
Marshall Hobson, '24g. 

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November, 1951 


Every new student signed her name in 


IN September. 

Where Do They Come From? 

The Class of 195 5, numbering 149 and 
including 12 daughters of alumme, is now 
firmly established at Sweet Briar. Upper- 
class students are agreed that it's "a won- 
derful class!" 

In addition to the freshmen, 15 others 
who have had at least a year of college else- 
where entered Sweet Briar this fall, and col- 
lege opened with a capacity enrollment of 
445 resident and three day students. 

Our 164 new students come from 2 8 
states and two foreign countries: 24 from 
Virginia, 22 from Texas, 5 3 from nine states 
in the northeast, 89 from 12 southern states, 
20 from the middle and far west. Two 
come from foreign countries: Elizabeth 
Stamp, Sussex, England, who holds the 
exchange scholarship from St. Andrews 
University, Scotland, and Mary Reed Simp- 
son, from Rosita, Coahuila, Mexico, the 
sister of a 1951 graduate. 


By Pham Thi Thu 

This summer, I had the fortune to attend 
an International Seminar, in Woodstock, 
N'ermont, sponsored by the American 
Friends Society. It lasted seven weeks, and 
students from different countries lived to- 
gether in the interest of better international 

We were 32 students from 17 nationali- 
ties, ranging from 2 to 30 years of age, 
representing various fields of study, and who 
have been during the year studying in 
different colleges and universities in the 
U. S. A. With the families of the dean and 
the director, with their seven children 
altogether, and a cook, we formed a large 
family indeed. 

The students v/ere from Germany, Aus- 
tria, Finland, Ukraine, Italy, Jordan, Iraq, 
Egypt, Nigeria, China, Japan, India, Viet 
Nam, and from the two Americas, with 
Peru, Mexico and the U. S. which had eight 
students including two Negroes. 

We came there, not as delegates or repre- 
sentatives of our countries, but only as indi- 
viduals coming to learn about our brothers 
from different continents. Our views and 
ideas were not confined within the limits of 
a prototype, or a national policy, but ex- 
pressed the feelings one individual from that 
part of the world may have about the prob- 
lems and hopes of common concern to all 
of us. 

Life at the Seminar had three parts: study, 
work, and play. The theme of the Seminar 
was "Constructing the Foundation of Peace." 


When classes begin, the rush for books 

is besieged by STUDENTS. 

VThat Every Woman Knows 

Repairs, renovations, and replace- 
ments in any well-used household are 
annual necessities. So are they at a 
college! Each year, in these days of 
of extremely tight budgeting, only the 
most urgent of these needs can be 
taken care of. The same is true of 
departmental requests for new equip- 
ment to aid in better instruction: 
very little can be afforded. Only gifts 
from friends will make possible the 
New bedroom furniture for 

one dormitory $5,0011 

Modern desks and chairs for 

Chemistry, Biology and 

Physics laboratories 5,000 

Library needs in American 

history and literature, the 

Near East and the Far East 5 00 

Additional greenhouse unit 

and equipment 1,000 

Potting shed 800 

Repair of meditation chapel 

(old slave quarters) 5 00 

Movable chairs and hassocks 

for the chapel 1,000 

We had faculty members coming to visit 
us each week and leading informal discus- 
sions, contributing the views of different 
fields of human interests like anthropology, 
history, religion, etc., towards our program. 

An atmosphere of frankness, of efforts for 
understanding, of love and friendship, pre- 
vailed in those discussions, which began in 
the traditional Quaker fashion by a 1 5 min- 
ute meditation period, and where the stu- 
dents contributed an active part, speaking 
from their widely different backgrounds and 

We disagreed, and argvied, rarely came to 
a straight conclusion of right or wrong, but 
we always tried to get what the Friends call 
"the sense of the meeting," knowing on 
which grounds we had common views, and 
realizing that the other fellow disagreed and 
why. It's not uncommon that many of us 
changed our opinions. 

For the work part, we had a rotation sys- 
tem for doing the necessary work, as wash- 
ing dishes, serving, or cleaning. It was lots 
of fun to cut carrots while listening to a 
German lied. 

In the evenings, social gatherings and pro- 
grams were held. Twice a week, in our 
"Meet the Nations" evening, a student 
would talk about his country, his life his- 
tory, and the highlight was usually the meal 
cooked in the genuine national way. On 
weekends and free afternoons, we went hik- 
ing, mountain climbing together, enjoyed 
the beautiful landscape and the delightful 
hospitality of the New England inhabitants. 
The Seminar was made possible through 
private donation. I appreciate especially the 
(Cnnt'nuicd on page 4) 


Three of our foreign students: Eliza- 
beth Stamp, second holder of the St. 
Andrews University exchange scholar- 
ship; Yoshiko Ota, Tokyo, and Pham 
Thi Thu, Viet Nam, both back for the 

WHILE are Anne Green and Carol 


November, 1951 


Page 5 


There's a red, white and green look about 
the Boxwood Inn this fall, thanks to the re- 
decorating carried out last summer under the 
direction of Mrs. Joseph A. Gilchrist Jr. 

Wallpaper, with a white background, 
green leaves, and scarlet tanagers, was used 
in the sitting room, where the windows are 
curtained in white with red brush fringe. 
The woodwork is green, and green and red 
cushions brighten the furniture. 

Green walls, white woodwork, and floor- 
ing of black and white linoleum squares im- 
prove the entrance hall. Greater space has 

been gained by changing the direction of the 
stairway to the dining room. 

White walls and ceilings, red and white 
checked curtains at the windows, and red 
and white chairs and tables give the dining 
room a fresh, bright appearance which is 
especially welcome on a rainy day. The en- 
trance to the shop has been widened and stor- 
age cupboards were built beneath the stairs. 

The terrace, locally known as Inside Out, 
was enlarged, new flagstones were laid, and 
there are new green and yellow tables and 
chairs, with matching umbrellas. 

Don C. W neaton 

The folloiving warm fributc to Sweet Briar's former treasurer, Hon C. 
Wheafon, was written by Dr. Martha B. Lucas, president of the College from 
1946 to 1950, shortly after she had received the netvs of his death, tvhich 
occurred on September }0 at Gainbier, Ohio. With Miss Lucas' permission, -we 
are printing it in this publication, an outgrowth of the "Parents' News Letter" 
which Mr. Wheaton founded in 1945. During the eight years he was at Sweet 
Briar, Mr. Wheaton made many friends, and parents of many former students 
remember him with pleasure. Miss Lucas has aptly expressed the feelings of 
those who worked with Mr. Wheaton at Siveet Briar. 

Sweet Briar and Kenyon lost a good friend 
and staunch supporter when Don Wheaton 
died, and college administration in the 
United States lost one of its best exemplars 
of "public service" in higher education. As 
Vice President of Kenyon College since July, 
1950 and for many years as a member of its 
Board of Trustees, he made notable contri- 
butions to the shaping of policy and the 
steady climb toward eminence of that insti- 
tution. During his years at Sweet Briar, as 
treasurer and as director of the college's de- 
velopment program, he brought to his work 
not only high competence, wisdom and un- 
failing good humor but considerably more 
than good measure of creative devotion to 
the highest ideals of our college work. 

His record as Treasurer of Sweet Briar 
College was one of distinguished service in 
every aspect of his responsibilities. In direct- 
ing the development program, he combined 
creative imagination with industry, as in 
the development of such programs as the 
college News Letter and the annual Parents' 
Day, which have contributed greatly in 
drawing together our far-flung Sweet Briar 
clan. With his fine, clear mind and his 
superb sense of humor, he could make the 
most esoteric mysteries of high finance 
not only comprehensible but downright 
deUghtful to any college audience, whether 

student, faculty, alumnae or board. He 
was much sought after as speaker for col- 
lege groups and, in the lighter moments 
of college life, as Magician Extraordinary 
. . . for his talents extended even to 
that field, a much needed art for a College 
Treasurer in these inflationary days! Our 
neighboring city of Lynchburg sought him 
too: as bank director, as public speaker and 
as friend. He and his delightful family were 
always in demand, and the warm hospitality 
of their home added immeasurably to the 
pleasantness of the Sweet Briar community 
for all. 

But far beyond Don Wheaton's own com- 
munity were his good judgment, wit and 
wisdom in demand: not only as a leader 
among college and university Treasurers of 
the country but also as a counselor of In- 
dustry. To all he brought, in the best tra- 
dition of a "public servant," those priceless 
ingredients, uncompromising integrity and 
disinterested devotion. It is upon such a tra- 
dition that the future of education in our 
Democracy, no less than the future of our 
institutions of government, must basically 
depend. In countless ways Dr. Don C. 
Wheaton will live on at Sweet Briar as at 
Kenyon, for his spirit of service is the mak- 
ing and the life of all good institutions. 

Student Honors Announced 

Emilie Watts McVea Scholars, highest 
ranking member of each class: Anne Burton 
Forster, Vero Beach, Fla., senior; Jean Felty, 
West Hartford, Conn., junior; Margaret Lu 
Van Peenen, Memphis, sophomore. 

Junior Honors, to highest ranking juniors: 
Jane Collins, Akron; Virginia Dunlap, 
Atlanta; Jean Felty; Lisbeth Gibson, Little 
Rock; Virginia Robb, Grosse Pointe, Mich. 

Mary Kendrick Benedict Scholar: Mary 
Lois Miller, Richmond. 

Manson Memorial Alumnae Scholar: 
Nancy Hamel, Greensboro. 

Dean's List, first semester: 

SENIORS; Sue Bassewitz, Brooklyn; Sara Clay, 
Atlanta; Sally Fishburn and Betty Brooke Morris, 
Roanoke; Mary Johnson Ford and Mary Lois Miller, 
Richmond; Anne Forster, Vero Beach, Fla.; Anna 
Garst, Boone's Mill; Nancy Hamel, Greensboro; Keir 
Henley, Birmingham; Anne Hoagland and Joanne 
O'Malley, Washington; Susan Hobson, Kew Gardens, 
N. Y.; Jane Robbins McGarry, Columbus, Ohio; 
Mary Marshall, Cleveland Heights, Ohio; Florence 
Maupin, Portsmouth; Nancy Messick, Williamsburg; 
Pham Thi Thu, Hanoi, Viet Nam; Jacqueline Razook, 
Pinehurst, N. C. ; Berta Allen Russ, Raleigh; Jane 
Russo, Milton, Mass.; Virginia Sheaff, Riverside, 
Conn.; Janis Thomas, Montgomery; Nancy Trask, 
Wilmington, N. C. ; Rebecca Yerkes, Jacksonville. 

JUNIORS: Anne Clark, Charlottesville; Catharine 
Cocke, San Antonio; Jane Collins, Akron; Virginia 
Dunlap, Atlanta; Mary Sue Edwards, Dallas; Jean 
Felty, West Hartford, Conn.; Lisbeth Gibson, Little 
Rock, Ark.; Anne Green, Marshfield, Wis.; Jacqueline 
Grubbs, Tulsa; Dale Hutter, Lynchburg; Joan Jen- 
nings, Evansville, Ind.; Eleanor Johnson, Jacksonville; 
Carol LeVarn, Washington; Patricia Marshall, West 
Newton, Mass.; Janet Martin, Denver; Nancy Ord, 
Alexandria; Gloria Rawls, New Orleans; Virginia 
Robb, Grosse Pointe, Mich.; Carolyn Smith, Balti- 
more; Patricia Tighe, Princeton; Anne Vlerebome, 
Lancaster, Ohio. 

SOPHOMORES: Erwin Alderman, Richmond, 
Magdalen Andrews, Brooklyn; Louise Aubrey, 
Waynesboro, Pa.; Jane Berguido, Haverford, Pa.; 
Anne Brooke, Norfolk; Judith Catlin, Washington; 
Joan Chamberlain, Mt. Vernon, N. Y.; Marilynn 
Clark, Roanoke; Ruthie Crawford and Margaret Lu 
Van Peenen, Memphis; Page Croyder, Summit, N. J.; 
Jerry Dreisbach. Ft. Wayne, Ind.; Caroline Kimberly, 
Stockbridge, Mass.; Margaret Lotterhos, Jackson, 
Miss.; Nancy Moody, Austin, Texas; Jean Morris, 
Keo, Ark.; Ruth Sanders, Spring Valley, N. Y.; 
Bette-Barron Smith, Chevy Chase; Helen Mason 
Smith, Hagerstown, Md.; Bruce Watts, Fort Monroe. 

The NEWSLETTER, established as 
a means of communication between 
the college and parents, alumnae and 
friends, was begun in 1945. 

Comments, criticisms and sugges- 
tions will be welcomed. Please address 
them to NEWSLETTER, Box 249, 
Sweet Briar, ^'irginia. 

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November, 1951 

Social Security Adopted 

Social security coverage for the faculty, 
staff, and employees of the college under the 
provisions of the Social Security Act Amend- 
ments of 19 50 became an accomplished fact 
on July 1, 1951. 

The new law provided that colleges, 
which had previously been excluded from 
the social security system, might participate 
on a voluntary basis provided that the gov- 
erning board agreed to pay the employer's 
contribution and that two-thirds of the em- 
ployees signified their concurrence. 

The Board of Overseers took the necessary 
action at its meeting in November of last 
year, and set July 1, 195 1, the beginning of 
the next fiscal year, as the effective date. 
The Board subsequently voted to add the 
College's social security payments to the 
amounts it was already contributing to the 
retirement plan for faculty and staff carried 
with the Teachers Insurance and Annuity 

Those included in that plan thus have 
their ultimate retirement benefits increased, 
while provision is made for the 175 service 
employees who were not covered by the T. I. 
A. A. plan. The additional cost to the Col- 
lege is estimated at $6,680 for the current 
year, but it is felt that the social values in- 
volved and the College's responsibility for 
the welfare of those who serve it regardless 
of position more than warrant the expense. 

Well-attended group meetings at which 
Mrs. Pannell and Mr. Omwake presented the 
subject and individual conferences with rep- 
resentatives of the Social Security Board 
were held and resulted in a degree of partici- 
pation beyond first expectations. Eliminat- 
ing those who were not returning or who 
were already receiving social security bene- 
fits, 260 persons, or 98.9', of those eligible 
to participate, elected to do so. Only three 
declined. Since two of these have since re- 
signed and participation is mandatory for 
those employed after July 1, Sweet Briar 
stands with the relatively few colleges who 
have achieved virtually 100',' coverage from 
the outset. 

Siceet Briar Honored at Yale 

Sweet Briar was most appropriately repre- 
sented at the recent observance of the 2 5 0th 
birthday of Yale University by our first 
president. Dr. Mary K. Benedict, who took 
her Ph.D. at Yale in 1903. Sweet Briar was 
the only woman's college invited to the 
luncheon given for representatives of the 41 
colleges and universities which had been 
founded or first administered by Yale grad- 

New Book Has Lucas Chapter 

Author of a chapter, "Ideal Democracy 
and Global Anarchy" in the recently pub- 
lished volume, Rclig'ioiti Faith and Work! 
Culture, is Dr. Martha B. Lucas, fourth 
president of Sweet Briar. Miss Lucas has 
spent the past year in Europe, studving and 

International Seminar 

(Continued from page 2) 

individual efforts of the American people to 
promote a program of international under- 
standing like this, and to make the United 
States a blessed land for international rela- 

It is true that we did not change the state 
of the world in those seven weeks. But when 
we came, we were divided, we didn't have 
anything in common, and when we left, we 
all felt united in the deep conviction that 
the interest and friendship which have 
grown there can never fall apart. 

For myself, I believe in the success of in- 
dividual efforts for the future of a United 
World based on cooperation and friendship. 
The responsibility and hope lies on the young 
people of all nations, and this experiment in 
international living was very encouraging 


Some of the 77 students from 34 colleges and universities who are enrolled in 
THE 1951-52 Junior Year in France, photographed on the S. S. Maiiretania 
shortly before they sailed from New York on Sept. 7. The group lived in 
Tours for six weeks, engaged in intensive language drill, before going to Paris ' 
TO enroll at the University early this month. Sweet Briar students are:j 
Harriette Hodges, Ann Saunders, Josephine Wells, Kirkland Tucker 


3WEET liiUAR Alumnae News 


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Published by the Alumnae Association of Sweet Briar College 
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Sweet Briar 

Alumnae News 

Volume XXI, No. 3 

Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, Virginia 

February, 1952 

Role of College W^omen 
Viewea by Mrs. Pannell 

An interview with President Anne Pan- 
nell, who took part in a symposium at the 
annual meeting ol:" the American Associa- 
tion of Colleges, was featured on the edu- 
cation page of the New York Herald- 
Tribune on Sunday, January 20. 

Mrs. Pannell pointed out that "The 
women's colleges don't have to worry about 
selective service. Our problems are tmancial 
survival and the need for constant self- 
examination for service, of how good a 
job we are doing to prepare women tor life 
today. We have to give them values and 
see how well we're doing it." 

She warned that without "values" the 
educated woman can "fall easy prey to 
the current hedonism and materialistic cast 
of society." 

"In the women's colleges today, and I 
imagine also in the co-educational universi- 
ties, we see examples of excellent students 
who abandon serious study and "fizzle" 
examinations or important assignments, be- 
cause they can think of little or nothing 
except their fiance's induction date and its 
impact on marriage possibilities." 

Mrs. Pannell went on to explain "I don't 
wish for one moment to de-emphasize the 
values of a home and marriage. It is per- 
haps the most important contribution for 
a majority of women. But first our young 
women need all the values that a college 
education can give them." 

The article quoted Mrs. Pannell further: 
"The question in women's education today 
is to attain flexibility, to make education 
meaningful in terms of today. " The educa- 
tor's duty is to give students historical 
perspective "and make them sane so that 
the problems of today don't seem so insolu- 

Mrs. Pannell went on to state her belief 
that vocational education alone is inade- 
quate. "You have to be a person with ?. 
philosophy of life and you have to know 
a lot to be able to judge contemporary life. 
You need information in order not to form 
snap judgments. . . . The great value of non- 
vocational education is that it develops the 
ability to think constructively in the light of 
past experiences. People should have tech- 
nical competence, but so much of that can 
be acquired when it is needed." 

Mrs. Charles R. Burnett, first alumna 


New Lights in Library 

Fluorescent lighting of the latest type, 
which sheds a uniform and pleasant light 
throughout the room, marks a great im- 
provement in the main reading room of the 
Mary Helen Cochran Library. 

Installed during Christmas vacation, the 
fixtures which were made from plans drawn 
by lighting experts, consist of 200 linear 
feet of tubing running along all four walls 
of the room, two feet below the ceiling and 
30 feet above the floor. 

Providing much more illumination than 
the previous arrangement, the new lights 
eliminate all shadows. Tests made at night 
measured 44 foot-candles of light on the 
table surfaces, an amount which is greatly 
increased by day. Thanks to all this glow 
it has been possible to remove the lights 
formerly used on the tables, above the book 
shelves, and the three ceiling chandeliers. 
In addition, the new lights enhance the 
beauty of the ceiling, with its molded plas- 
ter designs of leaves, flowers and fruit. 

Students and others who use the reading 
room frequently have been rejoicing in all 
this improvement. It was made possible by 
the gift of a parent, who responded to this 
suggestion on the list of "Birthday Gift" 
wishes which appeared in the May 1951 
issue of the Newsletter. 

According to one student, it is a "gift 
which will be enjoyed by the entire college 
this year and for many years to come." 



If Sweet Briar were disposed to confer 
honorary titles, that accorded to Eugenia 
Griflin Burnett would certainly be: "First 
Lady of Sweet Briar." 

As Eugenia Griffin, she was one of the 
first students to e.nroll when the college 
opened its doors in September, 1906. 
During the next four years, in company with 
the other pioneers who had cast their lot 
with the fortunes of this new college, she 
took part in all of the "firsts" — the first 
Student Government meeting, the first 
dances, the first Founders' Day, the first 
May Day, and many others. 

When the first Commencement rolled 
around, in June of 1910, she was one of 
the first five proud young women to clasp 
the first Sweet Briar degrees as they shook 
hands with their beloved first president. 
Miss Benedict. 

As one of the first graduates, she was also 
one of the first to take a job. She taught 
school for several years in Salem. In 1917 
she married Charles R. Burnett and estab- 
lished the home in Richmond which has 
always been hospitably open to everyone 
from Sweet Briar. One of the organizers 
of the Former Students Association, in 1910, 
she gave that small group the impetus of 
her interest, loyalty, and energy. 

Mrs. Burnett is the first mother of two 
Sweet Briar daughters who were elected to 
the highest student office, president of the 
Student Government Association. Her 
namesake, Eugenia Burnett Aflfel, held that 
post in her senior year and also took her 
degree magna cum laude in 1942; Judith 
Burnett Halsey led the student body and 
took her degree in 1947. 

When the Board of Directors decided to 
elect to its membership an alumna of Sweet 
Briar, Eugenia Griffin Burnett became not 
only the first but the only woman who has 
been so honored. Her service on that Board 
since 1921 has been marked by singular 
devotion, courage, understanding, generos- 
ity, and a determination always to make 
the best interests of Sweet Briar her own. 

In all the years which have passed since 
her election to the Board, Mrs. Burnett has 
found countless ways, many of them so 
small as almost to pass unnoticed and yet 
none of them insignificant or unimportant, 
to build good will for Sweet Briar, to 
strengthen its resources and to encourage 
its sound growth. 

(Continued on page two) 

February, 1952 


Page 2 


Latest addition to the art collection at Sweet Briar is a gouache entitled "Strip Mine," 
painted by Carl Gaertner and given to the college by the American Academy of Arts and 
Letters through the Childe Hassam Fund. 

Gaertner, who teaches at Western Reserve 
University and at the Cleveland School of 
Arts, is chiefly a painter of landscapes. 
"Strip Mine" is considered to be representa- 
tive of his best work. 

Through the will of Childe Hassam, dis- 
tmguished American painter who died in 
1935, his own paintings and drawings be- 
came the property of the Academy, which 
was directed to sell them, a few at a time, 
to endow a fund for the purchase of works 
ot contemporary artists. These in turn are 
given to a selected list of museums and col- 
lections, in this country and Canada, whose 
own purchase funds are small. 


The Rt. Rev. Beverley D. Tucker, Jr., 
former president of the Sweet Briar Board 
of Directors and still one of its members, 
has retired from his post as Episcopal Bishop 
of Ohio. His retirement became effective on 
February 4, his seventieth birthday, a few 
days after he had made his farewell address 
at the diocesan convention in Cleveland. 
Dr. Tucker became Bishop of Ohio in 1938. 
Three of his four daughters are Sweet Briar 
alumnae; his .son, Bexerlcy D., is rector ot 
Episcopal churches in St. Anne's Parish, 
Albemarle County. 

Mrs. Burnett Honored 

iCim/itiuiJ from page one) 

Being an exceedingly modest and credit- 
disclaiming person, Mrs. Burnett is the first 
to deny that her work for Sweet Briar has 
been of real importance to the college, 
and that is why she says simply that she 
has resigned from the Board "because oth- 
ers can do what needs to be done so much 
better than I can." 

It would be safe to say that Mrs. Burnett 
has known more students, alumnae, teach- 
ers, and other persons connected with the 
college than anyone else. From her home 
in Richmond she has come to Sweet Briar 
innumerable times, never failing to stop 
and talk with students wherever she met 
them on campus, visiting with old friends 
on the staff, finding out what people thought 
about whatever problems were currently 
in the air for discussion. When she walks 
down the hall in Fletcher, stopping in at 
each office, she comes not just as a Board 
member but as a welcome friend. 

From first to last then, it is no wonder 
that she has won a place m many hearts, 
and that when her resignation from the 
Board was announced, plans were imme- 
diately begun to have a Sweet Briar family 
party in her honor. Arrangements are 
being made by one of her first teachers, 
Miss Eugenie Morenus, for many years 
professor of mathematics at Sweet Briar, 
and her cousin, Miss Claudine Hutter of 

The party is to take place in the Refectory 
on Monday evening, February 18, where 
there will be old friends and new to indicate 
their appreciation for all that she has 
brought and meant to Sweet Briar. Members 
of her family, including her sister, Claudine 
Crijfvi Holcomb, her daughters and their 
husbands, and her sons, Charles R. Burnett, 
Jr. and Griffin Burnett, expect to be there. 
President Anne Pannell will preside, and 
two former presidents. Miss Mary K. Bene- 
dict and Miss Meta Glass, will take part in 
the program. 

Community Needs 

Shape YWCA. Program 

The nature of the Sweet Briar YWCA is 
such that it has a finger in every pie, from 
some purely social functions — parties and 
friendly get-togethers — to the more serious 
aspects of religion — devotional services and 
discussion groups. It is an active and well 
supported organization which offers to 
everyone a way to participate in its entirely 
non-sectarian program. 

Before the incoming student arrives on 
campus, she receives a letter from the 
president of the Y telling her about its 
different aspects. The YWCA, which had 
probably been associated in her mind with 
a gym or something similar to the Salvation 
Army, becomes a framework within which 
she can put her faith to work. 

As soon as the new girls step off the 
train, they are met by their "Big Sisters," 
the Orientation Committee, which is very 
closely allied to the YWCA. Right away 
they are made to feel part of a group, 
not just a member of the green freshman 
class. These Big Sisters are tireless in their 
efforts throughout the year in helping the 
girls to adjust to the newness of college, 
in aiding them to learn of the many activi- 
ties in which they can take part, and most 
of all, in just being friends. 

Volunteer Welfare Work 

What has tor many years been one ot 
the most popular features of the Y program 
at Sweet Briar is the \oiunteer recreation 
and welfare work in Amherst County. Three 
classes work with schools and the seniors 
serve in the County Health Clinic. Fresh- 
men go twice a week to the Negro school in 
Coolwell, sophomores regularly visit Watts 
school and juniors the Bear Mountain Mis- 
sion, a mountain school aided by Sweet 
Briar girls since the beginning of the col- 
lege. Teaching the children games, crafts 
and dancing are basic features of this work. 

More recently the Y added a new sphere 
of interest, another in which all students 
are free to participate. Four commissions, 
each headed by a student and a faculty 
member, meet separately once a month and 
jointly once during the same period. Each 
has a special field to explore and discuss: 
Personal Growth, Christian Heritage, World 
Relatedness, Community Responsibility. Re 
cently such topics as Christianity and 
Communism, Christianity and our Moral 
Standards, have been subjects for lively 
study and discussion. Members of several 
of these commissions have also found ways 
for direct application of Christian principles 
in the life of the community as well as in 
their own lives. 

In order to stimulate spiritual life 
through community worship, the Y has 
supplemented the regular religious pro- 
gram of the college by a series of weekly 
student-led Sunday vesper services, held in 
the West Dell when the weather permits, 

(ConlhnicJ on page five) 

February, 1952 




Latest addition to the art collection at 
painted by Carl Gaertner and given to the 
Letters through the Childe Hassam Fund. 

Gaertner, who teaches at Western Reserve 
University and at the Cleveland School of 
Arts, is chiefly a painter of landscapes. 
"Strip Mine" is considered to be representa- 
tive of his best work. 

Through the will of Childe Hassam, dis- 
tinguished American painter who died in 
1935, his own paintings and drawings be- 
came the property of the Academy, which 
was directed to sell them, a few at a time, 
to endow a fund for the purchase of works 
of contemporary artists. These in turn arc 
given to a selected list of museums and col- 
lections, in this country and Canada, whose 
own purchase funds are small. 

Sweet Briar is a gouache entitled "Strip Mine, ' 
college by the American Academy of Arts and 


The Rt. Rev. Beverley D. Tucker, Jr., 
former president of the Sweet Briar Board 
of Directors and still one of its members, 
has retired from his post as Episcopal Bishop 
of Ohio. His retirement became effective on 
February 4, his seventieth birthday, a few 
days after he had made his farewell address 
at the diocesan convention in Cleveland. 
Dr. Tucker became Bishop of Ohio in 1938. 
Three of his four daughters are Sweet Briar 
alumnae; his son, Beverley D., is rector ot 
Episcopal churches in St. Anne's Parish, 
Albemarle County. 

Mrs. Burnett Honored 

(Continued from page one) 

Being an exceedingly modest and credit- 
disclaiming person, Mrs. Burnett is the first 
to deny that her work for Sweet Briar has 
been of real importance to the college, 
and that is why she says simply that she 
has resigned from the Board "because oth- 
ers can do what needs to be done so much 
better than I can." 

It would be safe to say that Mrs. Burnett 
has known more students, alumnae, teach- 
ers, and other persons connected with the 
college than anyone else. From her home 
in Richmond she has come to Sweet Briar 
innumerable times, never failing to stop 
and talk with students wherever she met 
them on campus, visiting with old friends 
on the staff, finding out what people thought 
about whatever problems were currently 
in the air for discussion. When she walks 
down the hall in Fletcher, stopping in at 
each office, she comes not just as a Board 
member but as a welcome friend. 

From hrst to last then, it is no wonder 
that she has won a place in many hearts, 
and that when her resignation from the 
Board was announced, plans were imme- 
diately begun to have a Sweet Briar family 
party in her honor. Arrangements are 
being made by one of her first teachers. 
Miss Eugenie Morenus, for many years 
professor of mathematics at Sweet Briar, 
and her cousin, Miss Claudine Hutter of 

The party is to take place in the Refectory 
on Monday evening, February 18, where 
there will be old friends and new to indicate 
their appreciation for all that she has 
brought and meant to Sweet Briar. Members 
of her family, including her sister, Claudine 
Grijjin Holcomb, her daughters and their 
husbands, and her sons, Charles R. Burnett, 
Jr. and Griffin Burnett, expect to be there. 
President Anne Pannell will preside, and 
two former presidents. Miss Mary K. Bene- 
dict and Miss Meta Glass, will take part in 
the program. 

Community Needs 

Shape YWCA. Program 

The nature of the Sweet Briar YWCA is 
such that it has a finger in every pie, from 
some purely social functions — parties and 
friendly get-togethers — to the more serious 
aspects of religion — devotional services and 
discussion groups. It is an active and well 
supported organization which offers to 
everyone a way to participate in its entirely 
non-sectarian program. 

Before the incoming student arrives on 
campus, she receives a letter from the 
president of the Y telling her about its 
different aspects. The "^'WCA, which had 
probably been associated in her mind with 
a gym or something similar to the Salvation 
Army, becomes a framework within which 
she can put her faith to work. 

As soon as the new girls step off the 
train, they are met by their "Big Sisters," 
the Orientation Committee, which is very 
closely allied to the YWCA. Right away 
they are made to feel part of a group, 
not just a member of the green freshman 
class. These Big Sisters are tireless in their 
efforts throughout the year in helping the 
girls to adjust to the newness of college, 
in aiding them to learn of the many activi- 
ties in which they can take part, and most 
of all, in just being friends. 

Volunteer Welfare Work 

What has for many years been one of 
the most popular features of the Y program 
at Sweet Briar is the volunteer recreation 
and welfare work in Amherst County. Three 
classes work with schools and the seniors 
serve in the County Health Clinic. Fresh- 
men go twice a week to the Negro school in 
Coolwell, sophomores regularly visit Watts 
school and juniors the Bear Mountain Mis- 
sion, a mountain school aided by Sweet 
Briar girls since the beginning of the col- 
lege. Teaching the children games, crafts 
and dancing are basic features of this work. 

More recently the Y added a new sphere 
of interest, another in which all students 
are free to participate. Four commissions, 
each headed by a student and a faculty 
member, meet separately once a month and 
jointly once during the same period. Each 
has a special field to explore and discuss: 
Personal Growth, Christian Heritage, World 
Relatedness, Community Responsibility. Re- 
cently such topics as Christianity and 
Communism, Christianity and our Moral 
Standards, have been subjects for lively 
study and discussion. Members of several 
of these commissions have also found ways 
for direct application of Christian principles 
in the life of the community as well as in 
their own lives. 

In order to stimulate spiritual life 
through community worship, the Y has 
supplemented the regular religious pro- 
gram of the college by a series of weekly 
student-led Sunday vesper services, held in 
the West Dell when the weather permits, 

(Continued on page file) 

February, 1952 



One oj the questions most frequently asked by parents and prospective 
students is: "W^hat does Sweet Briar do in the way of vocational guidance 
and job placement?'' Another is "Are your graduates prepared for teaching?'' 
The following articles, one wr'iiten by Miss jean Louise Williams who is the 
new Assistant Dean and Director of Personnel and Vocational Guidance, and 
the other by AMss Helen Alull. faculty chairman of the Personnel and Vocation il 
Guidance committee, show what Street Briar is doing lo help our students 
prepare for future careers. 

Page 3 


Sweet Briar is offering for the first time 
this semester a course in practice teaching, 
tor seniors. 

For some years past, the college has tried 
in various ways — informally, in the class- 
room, and especially through its Committee 
on Personnel and Vocational Guidance — 
to call the attention of students to the great 
current need for good teachers, and to 
direct student interest toward the teaching 

Each year the Committee on Personnel 
and Vocational Guidance has sponsored a 
panel on teaching: last year an especially 
effective panel featured recent alumnae as 
speakers, themselves enthusiastic teachers in 
nursery school, elementary and secondary 
public school, and private school. This em- 
phasis on teaching has been fruitful; at any 
rate more Sweet Briar graduates go into 
teaching than into any other one field. 

Realizing that many of our students are 
eminently fitted to be the kind of teachers 
the schools so greatly need. Sweet Briar is 
now offering the new course in practice 
teaching (Education 206) as an opportu- 
nity for systematic apprenticeship. The 
work of the course is concerned with the 
elementary grades only, where the need for 
good teachers is most acute, and is tied in 
with college courses in psychology and edu- 

Students taking the course will first ob- 
serve procedures used by the regular teachers 
in the Amherst Public School, will study 
the system in use there — its goals and 
methods, its strengths and weaknesses in its 
application to the individual pupil — and 
will confer frequently with the supervising 
teacher at Amherst and with the college 
instructor in charge of the course. 

After this initial period of observation, 
the student will try her wings, discovering, 
it is hoped, a happy and useful channel for 
her abilities, and an interest that will make 
her wish to take teaching as her profession, 
even if only for a few years. If she looks 
lorward to marriage she should surely find 
this experience with children an excellent 
preparation for dealing with children of her 

Three seniors are currently enrolled in 
the new course, which is limited to a few 
students. They are Sue Judd, a history 
major; Jane Mattas, who is majoring in 
government; Catherine Yerkes, whose major 
field is psychology. 


This joint faculty-student committee car- 
ries out the dual nature of its title in a 
variety of ways. 

As one aspect of its personnel function, 
it is responsible for distributing to and col- 
lecting from the students certain personal 
data sheets which are brought up to date 
each year and are then filed in the office of 
the Dean where they can be used by the 
administration and the faculty. From these 
sheets, surveys of vocational interests are 
made which are used by the committee as 
a basis for planning the career panels and 
informal talks that are presented to the 
students in order to stimulate interest in 
and provide information about various 
fields of work. For example, this year 
the first program was on a general topic, 
"Career Prospects for College Women," 
and other programs are being planned on 
graduate study, teaching, government work 
and social work. In addition to these, the 
committee also arranges informal meetings 
with representatives from a wide variety 
of organizations as well as interviews with 
prospective employers. 

Iniormation Available 

A file of occupational information con- 
sisting of pamphlets, books and periodicals 
is available to all students in the office of 
the committee and a special shelf in the 
library is reserved for vocational material. 
A large bulletin board in Gray carries pos- 
ters, notices and news items about voca- 
tional fields, contests, civil service exami- 
nations and coming events on campus. 

For several years the committee has 
organized extra-curricular classes in typing 
and shorthand to meet the interest in secre- 
tarial skills which are so necessary as an 
initial step in many careers. Of course, it 
is realized that no high degree of skill 
can be obtained in such courses, but they 
are a good beginning upon which to build 
additional study during summers or after 

As means of exploring vocational inter- 
ests and gaining work experience, the 
committee tries to stimulate interest in 
summer jobs, and to arrange for place- 
ment of individuals in summer camps, 
offices, social agencies and international 

Although we lack the facilities and per- 
sonnel to provide a full-scale placement 
service, the director carries on an informal 
program of job placement for seniors and 

Seniors Indicate Plans for Future 

A recent survey of the career interests of 
members of the class of 1952 showed that 
the largest number, 13, is aiming at govern- 
ment work; II designate teaching, 9 social 
work and 8 journalism. 

Other fields of endeavor were chosen as 
follows: laboratory work, 4; dramatics, 
music, personnel work, psychologist, secre- 
tarial work, 3 each; advertising, business 
administration, retailing, writing, 2 each. 

Thirteen have made no choice, one de- 
clared in favor of "wife and mother," and 
one each came out for the following: any 
work abroad, agricultural work, animal 
work, art, church work, dancing, export 
work in Mexico, fashion reporting, inter- 
preting, mathematics, magazine work, medi- 
cal field, nursery school. Only one said she 
was uncertain! That brings the total of 
answers to 96, and it shows a wide range 
of hopes and plans for the future. 

recent graduates, offering information and 
pooling the requests of students and em- 
ployers. One of the most valuable tools 
tor this service is "The Directory of Em- 
ployers," published by the placement 
directors of the Seven Women's Colleges, 
to which Sweet Briar is entitled because 
we contribute the sections on Virginia and 
West Virginia. 

An organization which has added greatly 
to the effectiveness of our service to students 
and alumnae is The Woman's Placement 
Bureau, Inc., 541 Madison Ave., New 
York City. Sweet Briar is a contributing 
member of this bureau and during our 
first year of membership (Dec. 1950-Dec. 
1951) paid the fees of 30 students and 
alumnae who registered with it. The Bureau 
was started in August 1950 as a non- 
profit organization and during its first year 
it registered 1402 applicants from 210 
American and 53 foreign colleges. This 
year the Bureau will launch a drive for 
financial support from individuals, busi- 
nesses and other organizations. Because of 
the value of its service to us, we hope that 
Sweet Briar alumnae and parents may be 
interested in supporting The Woman's 
Placement Bureau. 

The Committee on Personnel and Voca- 
tional Guidance is always eager for news 
of the post graduate training and experi- 
ences of alumnae and will welcome 
information and suggestions about how 
we can improve our activities. 

The NEWSLETTER, established as 
a means of communication between 
the college and parents, alumnae and 
friends, was begun in 1945. 

Comments, criticisms and sugges- 
tions will be welcomed. Please address 
them to NEWSLETTER, Box 249, 
Sweet Briar, Virginia. 

February, 1952 


Page 4 

Auden, Everett, 

National Symphony 

On Spring Calendar 

An address by W. H. Auden, distin- 
guished poet, the annual concert by the 
National Symphony Orchestra, and an 
address by President John Everett of Hollins 
College are major events on the spring pro- 
gram of lectures and concerts. 

Auden will deliver the Phi Beta Kappa 
lecture, which will be open to the public, 
on Wednesday evening, February 27, in 
Manson Hall. It will follow the dinne. 
given for new student members of the honor 
society, whose initiation into the Theta of 
Virginia chapter will take place that day. 
Recognized as one of the outstanding 
poets of today, Auden came to this coun- 
try from England in 1939. His poetry, 
widely diverse in form and content, is a 
reflection of his concern witli the pressures 
and tensions of the times. 

Dr. Everett, who has been president of 
Hollins since 1950, will speak at another 
important academic event, the Freshman 
Honors Convocation, on Thursday, Feb- 
ruary 1-4. This occasion is arranged in 
honor of those freshmen whose academic 
work during the first semester has been 
outstanding. Their names are announced 
at the Convocation, and later they and the 
speaker are guests of honor at a luncheon. 
Before his appointment to the presidency 
ot Hollins, Dr. Everett was chairman of the 
department ot philosophy in the School ot 
General Studies at Columbia University. He 
has written several books and articles on 
religious and philosophical subjects, and 
his teaching has been in those fields. 

A regular feature and chief attraction ot 
the concert series at Sweet Briar for many 
years has been the visit of the National 
Symphony Orchestra, scheduled this year 
for Sunday afternoon, March 2. In addition 
to the college community, this concert draws 
jCicial hundred guests from Lynchburg and 
Amherst County. 

A viola recital by a former member of 
the Sweet Briar faculty. Miss Louise Rood, 
will be heard in Manson Hall on Friday 
evening, February 22. Miss Lucile Umbreit, 
assistant professor of music, will accom- 
pany the soloist. 

Miss Rood, who studied for five years at 
the Juilliard Graduate School following her 
graduation from the University of Wiscon- 
sin, has appeared as soloist with several 
orchestras and she has been a member at 
various times of the Kneisel, Durieux, Stra- 
divarius. Smith and Bennington quartets. 

Two lectures scheduled for March in- 
clude: "The Regional House in Contem- 
porary America," by Henry L. Kamphoef- 
ner, dean of the school of design. North 
Carolina State College, March 7; "The 
Catholic Church as a member of the Inter- 
national Community," by Eduardo Ruffini, 
distinguished Italian legal scholar, March 14. 


John S. Zinnser 

Elected last fall to a six-year term on 
the Board of Overseers, John S. Zinsser is 
chairman of the board of Sharp and Dohme, 
Inc., Philadelphia, a post he has held since 
1947. He had previously served for 12 
years as president of the pharmaceutical 
firm. A chemical engineer, graduate ol 
Harvard and Columbia, Mr. Zinsser was 
formerly associated with the Bankers Trust 
Co., New York, and with Merck & Co., 
Rahway, N. J. He is a director of several 
corporations and a trustee of the Shipley 
School, Bryn Mawr. 

A few years ago, Mr. and Mrs. Zinsser 

C. Raik'e Pettyjohn 

bought Poplar Grove, a farm near Sweet 
Briar, where they spend weekends and 
vacations. Their daughter-in-law, Cornelia 
Zinsser, is a senior at Sweet Briar this year. 
C. Raine Pettyjohn, Lynchburg, who has 
been a member of the Sweet Briar Board 
of Overseers since 1944, was elected to 
membership on the Board of Directors to 
till the vacancy left by the resignation of 
Mrs. Charles R. Burnett. A leader in many 
civic organizations in Lynchburg, Mr. Petty- 
john has been chairman of the Board's 
committee on Buildings and Grounds for 
several years; he is also a member of the 
executive committee of the Board. 

"Our Community" Scrapbooks Go to Europe 

Two scrapbooks depicting life in Am- 
herst County, part of a state-wide project, 
were finished this fall by the Sweet Briar 
Branch of the American Association of 
University Women. Aiming to show a true 
picture of every-day life in an American 
town to boys and girls of other countries, 
more than 30 books have already been 
sent from Virginia AAUW branches to the 
State Department in Washington. 

The books from Sweet Briar, entitled 
"Our Community," contained photographs 
with preface and captions translated from 
English into Danish and German. Miss 
Johanne Stochholm translated the book to 
be distributed to the rural grade schools in 
Denmark, and the other was translated into 
German by Miss Hilde Stiicklen. 

The books were similar, with several 
pictures of Sweet Briar students at work 
and play, and included one picture ot 
several foreign students. Some of the pic- 
tures show members of the branch at home 
or taking part in .social activities. 

The State Project Chairman, Mrs. B. D. 
Williamson of Roanoke, was so enthusias- 
tic about these books that she is using one 
as a demonstration book for other branches, 
and for exhibition at the State AAUW 
Presidents' meeting this spring. 

Through the enthusiasm of Dr. Pannell, 
International Relations Chairman of the 
AAUW, and Dr. Miriam Clippinger, 
recently appointed special assistant in In- 
ternational Relations, the project will be 
proposed as a national one, so that more 
foreign children may become acquainted 
with the American way of life. Some books 
are even being translated into Japanese. 

Those serving on the scrapbook committee 
were Mrs. William C. Wimer, chairman and 
branch president. Miss Florence Robinson, 
Miss Ethel Ramage, Miss Sarah T. Ramage, 
Mrs. Joseph Hutcliinson, Mrs. Arthur Bates 
and Mrs. William G. Burks. Jovan 
Dc-Rocco, with the assistance of Jerry 
Dreisbach, a student, decorated the title 
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J. Silx.ld 



"The Wearin' of the Green" usually sig- 
nifies a happy people. This thought came to 
mind last Christmas as we watched the 
Sweet Briar student waitresses in their green 
uniforms gather to serenade their friends 
with carols at the annual Christmas dinner. 

We thought of it again as we more re- 
cently heard the same group plan a surprise 
party for another friend — a full-time wait- 
ress who was leaving to be married. 

"Actually," said red-headed Josie Sibold, 
"we're the best group on campus." And 
though Josie, who is author of an experi- 
mental play produced at Sweet Briar, pho- 
tography editor of the Sweet Briar News. 
and co-author of the senior play, said it 
with a smile there is evidence to point to a 
great deal of truth in the statement. 

At Sweet Briar the student waitresses 
have earned the reputation of Deing on top. 

Phi Beta Kappa, the honor societies and 
May Court always include members from 
their ranks. Often the president of stu- 
dent government or of the YWCA has been 
a waitress. 

This year's group of 21 can boast other 
honors: the president of the Athletic Coun- 
cil, the holder of the Mary K. Benedict 
Scholarship, an Emilie Witts Mc"Vea Schol- 
ar, last year's exchange scholar to St. An- 
drews, several Paint and Patches officers, 
two Tau Phis, the National Students Asso- 
ciation Representative, a house president, 
the sports and photography editors of the 
Sweet Briar Neu's. the junior member of the 
Auditorium Fund Committee and five for- 
eign scholars. 

Mrs. Brown, manager of the Refectories, 
is proud of her girls. She finds that students 
who are interested in helping themselves 
will have other interests too. 

She might cite Linda Brackett, a senior 
from Hanover, N. H., who does big things 
in a quiet way. Linda came to Sweet Briar 
on a competitive scholarship, was elected to 
the Judicial Board and took freshman 
honors. Sophomore year she served on the 
Orientation committee, was on the Dean's 
List, played varsity lacrosse and was elected 
to Q. V. Her junior year found her off to 
Scotland as the exchange scholar to St. 
Andrews. Now she's ba;k at SBC where 
she serves as N. S. A. representative, is a 

member of Tau Phi, studies for honors in 
history — and works in Reid dining room. 

The waitresses work two meals a day, 
with occasional week-end cuts, and are paid 
monthly by checks amounting to $300 a 
year. They are responsible tor serving the 
food, clearing off the tables and resetting 
them with glasses and silver. 

"The work isn't hard and it takes time 
that many students waste," said Martha 
Dabney, a sophomore from Gloucester 
County, Virginia, whose pleasant smile and 
sincere helpfulness make her a welcome ad- 
dition to the Orientation committee and 
one of the most popular student guides. 

Mary Lois Miller, a blue-eyed blonde 
from Richmond, feels that the work is some- 
what of an effort but certainly well worth 
it. Mary Lois is enthusiastic about other 
things worth the effort too. She is president 
of the YWCA, holder of the Mary K. Bene- 
dict honor scholarship, a member of Tau 
Phi, and was recently named in Who's Who 
in American Colleges and Llniversities. 

The girls in green eat half an hour earlier 
than the other students and their tables are 
usually the most popular on campus. Off- 
duty waitresses, substitutes and former 
members of the contingent often beg ad- 
mittance to this exclusive board where the 
coffee cups are always large and conversa- 
tion the most interesting in the dining room, 
according to the girls who have a chance to 
hear what goes on elsewhere. "Whether w; 
are discussing contemporary politics or the 
true humor of Charles Addams, we do it 

They also have opportunity to learn about 
other countries and languages from their 
foreign colleagues. In fact, each of the Big 
Refec student staff can now say "I love 
you" in Vietnamese and "vanilla ice cream" 
in Japanese — phrases that they feel will be 
particularly helpful if they ever visit those 
countries. Romance comes into its own 
when best beaux share the pleasures of the 
early dinner. 

The student waitress' room above the 
big refectory is the exclusi\e haven of the 
self-help girls in off duty moments. Here 
a bridge table, a cot, stimulating con- 
versation, and extra desserts are standard 
equipment. Recently they painted it the 
traditional green of their uniforms. They 
love it dearly and possessively. "Honestly 
those bridge games get so exciting we 
almost finesse dinner." 

The waitresses have plenty of ideas about 
the way students should eat. They find that 
their friends are usually seniors before they 
have been trained to "eat up " and hurry on 
to other things and to realize that second 
helpings are bad for diets as well as for 

But actually the girls in green are as 
enthusiastic about doing a good job in the 
dining room as they are in the classroom or 
in their variety of campus activities. 

At Sweet Briar the wearin' of the green 
denotes a happy group — and a respected one. 

M. W. H. 

Recent Marik Recitals 
Are Widely Acclaimed 

In many ways the most delightful musical 
e\'ent of the season was the piano recital 
given on January 18 by Miss Iren Marik, 
concert pianist who has been teaching at 
Sweet Briar since 1947. 

Manson Hall was filled to overflowing 

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on this occasion, as many neighbors from 
Lynchburg and Amherst County, as well as 
guests from more distant places, came to 
enjoy this opportunity to hear an exceed- 
ingly fine recital. 

Miss Marik played the following pro- 
gram: Les Adieux sonata by Beethoven; 
Impromptu in B flat, Schubert; three pre- 
ludes, Les Collines d'Anacapri, Les Tierces 
alternees, Ce qu'a vu le vent d'Ouest, by 
Debussy; Barcarolle, by Chopin; Sonata in 
B flat minor by Chopin. 

Ten days later, on January 27, Miss 
Marik played the same program in New 
York, upon the invitation of the Pen and 
Brush Club. 

Sweet Briar alumnae clubs in Richmond, 
Roanoke and Lynchburg have sponsored 
recitals by Miss Marik during the past 
year. For the third time, she played the 
opening program of the concert season at 
Stuart Hall, Staunton, in September. 

L. Newland 

Miss Marir in her studio 


(Coiitinni'd frotn page tuo) 

and by short services of prayer and medita- 
tion during Lent and examination periods. 
Another recent innovation, designed to 
bring each student to a closer personal 
realization of spiritual values, is the dis- 
tribution each week of a page of suggestions 
for daily devotions. Each week's page is 
compiled by a student volunteer. Perhaps 
the most peaceful place for meditation is 
the old slave cabin, converted into an 
oratory some years ago. It is always open 
to anyone who wishes to use it for that 

These are some of the many ways the 
'YNX^CA seeks to encourage individual 
growth and development. Ours is a chal- 
lenging task and to be continually aware 
of student needs our program is evaluated 
monthly. Thus we hope to make our pro- 
gram vital to every student. M. L. M. 

Latest addition to the art collection at 
painted by Carl Gaertner and given to the 
Letters through the Childe Hassam Fund. 

Gaertner, who teaches at Western Reserve 
University and at the Cleveland School of 
Arts, is chiefly a painter of landscapes. 
"Strip Mine" is considered to be representa- 
tive of his best work. 

Through the will of Childe Hassam, dis- 
tinguished American painter who died in 
1935, his own paintings and drawings be- 
came the property of the Academy, which 
was directed to sell them, a few at a time, 
to endow a fund for the purchase of works 
of contemporary artists. These in turn are 
given to a selected list of museums and col- 
lections, in this country and Canada, whose 
own purchase funds are small. 

Sweet Briar is a gouache entitled "Strip Mine," 
college by the American Academy of Arts and 


The Rt. Rev. Beverley D. Tucker, Jr., 
former president of the Sweet Briar Board 
of Directors and still one of its members, 
has retired from his post as Episcopal Bishop 
of Ohio. His retirement became effective on 
February 4, his seventieth birthday, a few- 
days after he had made his farewell address 
at the diocesan convention in Cleveland. 
Dr. Tucker became Bishop of Ohio in 1938. 
Three of his four daughters are Sweet Briar 
alumnae; his son, Beverley D., is rector ot 
Episcopal churches in St. Anne's Parish, 
Albemarle County. 

Mrs. Burnett Honored 

(Continued pom page one) 

Being an exceedingly modest and credit- 
disclaiming person, Mrs. Burnett is the first 
to deny that her work for Sweet Briar has 
been of real importance to the college, 
and that is why she says simply that she 
has resigned from the Board "because oth- 
ers can do what needs to be done so much 
better than I can." 

It would be safe to say that Mrs. Burnett 
has known more students, alumnae, teach- 
ers, and other persons connected with the 
college than anyone else. From her home 
in Richmond she has come to Sweet Briar 
innumerable times, never failing to stop 
and talk with students wherever she met 
them on campus, visiting with old friends 
on the staff, finding out what people thought 
about whatever problems were currently 
in the air for discussion. When she walks 
down the hall in Fletcher, stopping in at 
each office, she comes not just as a Board 
member but as a welcome friend. 

From first to last then, it is no wonder 
that she has won a place m many hearts, 
and that when her resignation from the 
Board was announced, plans were imme- 
diately begun to have a Sweet Briar family 
party in her honor. Arrangements are 
being made by one of her first teachers. 
Miss Eugenie Morenus, for many years 
professor of mathematics at Sweet Briar, 
and her cousin. Miss Claudine Hutter ot 

The party is to take place in the Refectory 
on Monday evening, February 18, where 
there will be old friends and new to indicate 
their appreciation for all that she has 
brought and meant to Sweet Briar. Members 
of her family, including her sister, Claudine 
Griffin Holcomb, her daughters and their 
husbands, and her sons, Charles R. Burnett, 
Jr. and Griffin Burnett, expect to be there. 
President Anne Pannell will preside, and 
two former presidents. Miss Mary K. Bene- 
dict and Miss Meta Glass, will take part in 
the program. 

such that it has a finger in every pie, from 
some purely social functions — parties and 
friendly get-togethers — to the more serious 
aspects of religion — devotional services and 
discussion groups. It is an active and well 
supported organization which offers to 
everyone a way to participate in its entirely 
non-sectarian program. 

Before the incoming student arrives on 
campus, she receives a letter from the 
president of the Y telling her about its 
different aspects. The YWCA, which had 
probably been associated in her mind with 
a gym or something similar to the Salvation 
Army, becomes a framework within which 
she can put her faith to work. 

As soon as the new girls step off the 
train, they are met by their "Big Sisters," 
the Orientation Committee, which is very 
closely allied to the YWCA. Right away 
they are made to feel part of a group, 
not just a member of the green freshman 
class. These Big Sisters are tireless in their 
efforts throughout the year in helping the 
girls to adjust to the newness of college, 
in aiding them to learn of the many activi- 
ties in which they can take part, and most 
of all, in just being friends. 

Volunteer Wellare Work 

What has for many years been one of | 
the most popular features of the Y program 
at Sweet Briar is the volunteer recreation 
and welfare work in Amherst County. Three 
classes work with schools and the seniors 
serve in the County Health Clinic. Fresh- 
men go twice a week to the Negro school in 
Coolwell, sophomores regularly visit Watts 
school and juniors the Bear Mountain Mis- 
sion, a mountain school aided by Sweet 
Briar girls since the beginning of the col- 
lege. Teaching the children games, crafts 
and dancing are basic features of this work. 

More recently the Y added a new sphere 
of interest, another in which all students 
are free to participate. Four commissions, 
each headed by a student and a faculty 
member, meet separately once a month and 
jointly once during the same period. Each 
has a special field to explore and discuss: 
Personal Growth, Christian Heritage, World 
Relatedness, Community Responsibility. Re- 
cently such topics as Christianity and 
Communism, Christianity and our Moral 
Standards, have been subjects for lively 
study and discussion. Members of several 
of these commissions have also found ways 
for direct application of Christian principles 
in the life of the community as well as in 
their own lives. 

In order to stimulate spiritual life 
through community worship, the Y has 
supplemented the regular religious pro- 
gram of the college by a series of weekl) 
student-led Sunday vesper services, held in 
the West Dell when the weather permits, 

(Continued on page five) 



J. Sibold 



"The Wearin' of the Green" usually sig- 
iiifacs a happy people. This thought came to 
mind last Christmas as we watched the 
Sweet Briar student waitresses in their green 
uniforms gather to serenade their friends 
with carols at the annual Christmas dinner. 

We thought of it again as we more re- 
cently heard the same group plan a surprise 
party for another friend — a full-time wait- 
ress who was leaving to be married. 

"Actually," said red-headed josie Sibold, 
"we're the best group on campus." And 
though Josie, who is author of an experi- 
mental play produced at Sweet Briar, pho- 
tography editor of the Sweet Briar News. 
and co-author of the senior play, said it 
with a smile there is evidence to point to a 
great deal of truth in the statement. 

At Sweet Briar the student waitresses 
have earned the reputation of oeing on top. 

Phi Beta Kappa, the honor societies and 
May Court always include members from 
their ranks. Often the president of stu- 
dent government or of the YWCA has been 
a waitress. 

This year's group of 21 can boast other 
honors: the president of the Athletic Coun- 
cil, the holder of the Mary K. Benedict 
Scholarship, an Emilie Witts McVea Schol- 
ar, last year's exchange scholar to St. An- 
drews, several Paint ana Patches officers, 
two Tau Phis, the National Students Asso- 
ciation Representative, a house president, 
the sports and photography editors of the 
Sweet Briar News, the junior member of the 
Auditorium Fund Committee and h\e for- 
eign scholars. 

Mrs. Brown, manager of the Refectories, 
is proud of her girls. She finds that students 
who are interested in helping themselves 
will have other interests too. 

She might cite Linda Brackett. a senior 
from Hano\er, N. H., who does big things 
in a quiet way. Linda cajne to Sweet Briar 
on a competitive scholarship, was elected to 
the Judicial Board and took freshman 
honors. Sophomore year she served on the 
Orientation committee, was on the Dean's 
List, played varsity lacrosse and was elected 
to Q. 'V. Her junior year found her oiT to 
Scotland as the exchange scholar to St. 
Andrews. Now she's ba:k at SBC where 
she serves as N. S. A. representative, is a 

monthly by checks amountmg to $300 a 
year. They are responsible for serving the 
food, clearing off the tables and resetting 
them with glasses and silver, 

"The work isn't hard and it takes time 
that many students waste," said Martha 
Dabney, a sophomore from Gloucester 
County, 'Virginia, whose pleasant smile and 
sincere helpfulness make her a welcome ad- 
dition to the Orientation committee and 
one of the most popular student guides. 

Mary Lois Miller, a blue-eyed blonde 
from Richmond, feels that the work is .some- 
what of an effort but certainly well worth 
it. Mary Lois is enthusiastic about other 
things worth the effort too. She is president 
of the YWCA, holder of the Mary K. Bene- 
dict honor scholarship, a member of Tau 
Phi, and was recently named in Who's Who 
in American Colleges and LIniversities. 

The girls in green eat half an hour earlier 
than the other students and their tables are 
usually the most popular on campus. Off- 
duty waitresses, substitutes and former 
members of the contingent often beg ad- 
mittance to this exclusive board where the 
coffee cups are always large and conversa- 
tion the most interesting in the dining room, 
according to the girls who have a chance to 
hear what goes on elsewhere. "Whether wc 
are discussing contemporary politics or the 
true humor of Charles Addams, we do it 

They also have opportunity to learn about 
other countries and languages from their 
foreign colleagues. In fact, each of the Big 
Refec student staff can now say "I love 
you" in 'Vietnamese and "vanilla ice cream" 
in Japanese — phrases that they feel will be 
particularly helpful if they ever visit those 
countries. Romance comes into its own 
when best beaux share the pleasures of the 
early dinner. 

The student waitress' room above the 
big refectory is the exclusive ha\en of the 
self-help girls in off duty moments. Here 
a bridge table, a cot, stimulating con- 
versation, and extra desserts are standard 
equipment. Recently they painted it the 
traditional green of their uniforms. They 
love it dearly and possessively. "Honestly 
those bridge games get so exciting we 
almost finesse dinner." 

The waitresses have plenty of ideas about 
the way students should eat. They find that 
their friends are usually seniors before they 
have been trained to "eat up" and hurry on 
to other things and to realize that second 
helpings are bad for diets as well as for 

But actually the girls in green are as 
enthusiastic about doing a good job in the 
dining room as they are in the classroom or 
in their variety of campus activities. 

At Sweet Briar the wearin' of the green 
denotes a happy group — and a respected one. 

M. W. H. 

In many ways the most delightful musical 
event of the season was the piano recital 
given on January 18 by Miss Iren Marik, 
concert pianist who has been teaching at 
Sweet Briar since 1947. 

Manson Hall was filled to overflowing 
on this occasion, as many neighbors from 
Lynchburg and Amherst County, as well as 
guests from more distant places, came to 
enjoy this opportunity to hear an exceed- 
ingly fine recital. 

Miss Marik played the following pro- 
gram: Les Adieux sonata by Beethoven; 
Impromptu in B flat, Schubert; three pre- 
ludes, Les Collines d'Anacapri, Les Tierces 
alternees, Ce qu'a vu le vent d'Ouest, by 
Debussy; Barcarolle, by Chopin; Sonata in 
B flat minor by Chopin. 

Ten days later, on January 27, Miss 
Marik played the same program in New 
York, upon the invitation of the Pen and 
Brush Club. 

Sweet Briar alumnae clubs in Richmond. 
Roanoke and Lynchburg have sponsored 
recitals by Miss Marik during the past 
year. For the third time, she played the 
opening program of the concert season at 
Stuart Hall, Staunton, in September. 

L. Newianil 

Miss Marik in her studio 


(Coutbuied front piige iuo) 

and by short services of prayer and medita- 
tion during Lent and examination periods. 
Another recent innovation, designed to 
bring each student to a closer personal 
realization of spiritual values, is the dis- 
tribution each week of a page of suggestions 
tor daily devotions. Each week's page is 
compiled by a student volunteer. Perhaps 
the most peaceful place for meditation is 
the old slave cabin, converted into an 
oratory some years ago. It is always open 
to anyone who wishes to use it for that 

"These are some of the many ways the 
YWCA seeks to encourage individual 
growth and development. Ours is a chal- 
lenging task and to be continually aware 
of student needs our program is evaluated 
monthly. Thus we hope to make our pro- 
gram vital to every student. M. L. M. 

February, 1952 


Page 6 


Glimpses of war areas in June and July, 
1945, as seen by Evelyn Eaton who was 
one of a party of 12 war correspondents to 
take a government-sponsored trip to China 
and return, formed the basis of an exhibit 
which attracted much attention in the Mary 
Helen Cochran Library during January. 

Mrs. Eaton, who is visiting lecturer in 
creative writing at Sweet Briar, gave all of 
her materials to the library last fall. They 
promise to be of great interest and value 
to future generations of students. 

A great many photographs, some maps 
and many other items of general interest 
are supplemented by Mrs. Eaton's own 
account, in manuscript form, of the 40,000- 
mile journey which took the party to Europe, 
Africa, the Near East, Middle East, India, 
and China. The manuscript, commissioned 
by G. P. Putnam's Sons, publishers, was 
never printed because the war's end came 
,so soon after the writer's return from the 
journey, but the excerpts which were used 
with the exhibit show a keen insight into 
events and people in the closing months 
of the war. 

Names of far-away places which only a 
few short years ago were household words 
in the United States but which have since 
become wrapped in hazy memories for those 
who never saw them, come to life in the 
photographs. For example, the party is 
pictured at Abadan, on the Persian Gulf, 
where "it was 130 degrees at 6 a. m."; their 
big plane is shown landing at Kunmin" 
having flown the Hump from Chabua, 
Burma; the group is pictured in an informal 
audience with the Pope; they are seen dining 
with Chiang Kai-shek, talking with Lord 
Louis Mountbatten, taking notes in an 
interview with Gen. Chennault, being 
greeted by General Wedemeyer, viewing 
an Allied P. O. W. camp in Italy, walking 
through the ruins of Munich, etc. 

A small, grayish-brown rectangle in one 
of the exhibit cases turns out to be a cake 

of Chinese soap, purchased for 1800 Chinese 
dollars in Chungking. Nearby is a Japanese 
war-savings bond, beside a paper bill printed 
in English which the Japanese had ready 
to distribute, confident that they would win 
the war. On the same shelt is an Allied 
propaganda leaflet, in Japanese, telling of 
Hitler's ignominous death and the defeat 
of the German armies. Thousands of such 
leaflets were dropped behind enemy lines. 
It was while they were polling about in 
the shambles of what had been Nazi party 
headquarters in Munich that Mrs. Eaton 
picked up the plain Manila tolder on which 
is printed boldly: "Goebbels, Dr. Josef." 
Seeing it makes one try to recall just how 
and when that unsavory character met 
his end in the rush of events which brought 


A revised edition of The Mediterranean 
World in Ancient Times, by Eva M. San-' 
ford, associate professor of history at Sweet' 
Briar, was issued this fall. Originally pub- 
lished in 1938, this is a recognized text and 
the present revision includes changes in 
dates and historical concepts based on re- 
cent archeological findings in the Mediter- 
ranean area. 

the European phase of the war to a close. 
Among Mrs. Eaton's companions on the 
journey, which took them to 20 countries 
more than half way around the globe and 
back, were such widely-known reporters 
as Hallet Abend, Meyer Berger, Bob Consi- 
dine, Elsie McCormick, Pauline Frederick, 
Bruce Gould, and others. 

Lynchburg Ne\v.s 

Three students, Jane Mattas, Camille Williams and Polly Plumb, are look- 
ORD OF A War-Time Trip," which was on view in the library during January. 



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Members of the Alumnae Council 

Mrs. Russell Walcott 

V resident 

Mrs. Thomas K. Scott 

(Amelia Hollis, '29g) 

3606 Plymouth Place, Lynchburg, Virginia 

(Eugenia Buflington, '13g) 
Tryon, North Carolina 

Florence Woelfel, '21g 
2620 Lakeview Avenue, Chicago 14, Illinois 

Mrs. Robert J. Cowling 

Director of Alumnae Clubs 
Mrs. Henry H. Williams 

(Lorna Weber, '23g) 
13 807 Drexmore Road, Cleveland, Ohio 

Mrs. Joseph W. Scherr, Jr. 

(Mildred Bushey, '29g) 

721 Lindell Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 

(Margaret Potts, Academy) 
120 East 75th Street, New York 21, New York 

Mrs. Frank T. Davis 

(Sue Burnett, '32g) 

1091 Stovall Boulevard, Atlanta, Georgia 

Mrs. Calvert de Coligny 

Second Vice-President 

(Julia Sadler, '34g) 
6310 Three Chopt Road, Richmond, Virginia 

Mrs. David W. Baker 

Mrs. W. Frederick Stohlman 

(Alberta Pew, '49g) 

(Martha Lou Lemmon, '34g) 

2021 DeLancey Lane, Philadelphia 3, Pennsylvania 

1 1 Edgehill Street, Princeton, New Jersey 

Mrs. Clifton Pleasants 

Executive Secretary and Treasurer 

(Ruth Myers, '34g) 
366 Arbor Road, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 

Mrs. W. Clark Schmidt 

(Margaret Cornwell, '37g) 

Sweet Briar, Virginia 

Mrs. Ralph A. Rotnem 

(Alma Martin, '36g) 

130 Stockton Street, Princeton, New Jersey 

Mrs. James R. Gay 

(Lillian Cabell, '36g) 

Alumnae Members, Board of Oierseers 

2693 Bryden Road, Bexley, Ohio 
Mrs. John A. Tate, Jr. 

Margaret Banister, '16g 
Stoneleigh Court, Washington, D. C. 

(Helen Nicholson, '3 8g) 
2840 St. Andrews Lane, Charlotte, North Carolina 

Mrs. Albert Goodhue, Jr. 

Mrs. E. Webster Harrison 

(Mary Huntington, *30g) 

Drake Road, Box 54M, Cincinnati 27, Ohio 

(Elizabeth Durham, '39g) 
Corn Point, Marblehead, Massachusetts 

Mrs. James A. Glascock, Jr. 
(Adelaide Boze, '40g) 

Mrs. W. Lyons Brown 
(Sara Shallenberger, '32g) 

4266 South 3 5th Street, Arlington, Virginia 

Mrs. Thomas G. Poiierfield 
(Ann Hauslein, '42g) 

Ashbourne, Harrods Creek, Kentucky 

1514 Kanawha Boulevard, East, Charleston, West Virginia 

Mrs. Willard B. Wagner, Jr. 

Chairman of the Alumnae Fund 

Beulah Norris, '22g 

130 Hazelcroft Avenue, New Castle, Pennsylvania 

(Ruth Longmire, '45g) 
2909 Drexel Drive, Houston, Texas 

Mrs. David McCallie 

(Maddin Lupton, '48g) 

473 Pine Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 

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March, 1952 


Margaret Corniirll Schmidt, '37g — Editor 
Jerry Lou Dreisbach, '54 — Student Editor 

Betsey Mullen, '47g — Assistant Editor 
Elizabeth Abbot Averett — Assistant Editor 

Briar Patches 

The latest efFort for the Auditorium 
Fund was a faculty baby show. De- 
lightful photographs of charming 
babies were displayed in Randolph 
Parlor, and, for a fee, one was allowed 
to see and to enter the contest for 
guessing the names. Notable entries 
included Mr. Zechiel in a long white 
christening robe, Miss Crawford and 
Miss Buckham — both angelic little 
girls. . . . And the Auditorium Fund 
grew a little more. . . . 

One of the birthday gifts Sweet 
Briar received last year was money to 
restring Daisy's harp. Sylvia Myer, 
harpist for the National Symphony, 
restrung it when she was here on 
March 2 for their annual concert. 

A student at Pembroke College 
applied and was accepted in Sweet 
Briar's Junior Year in France program. 
Some time later her surprised mother 
wrote, "... I am so proud to find 
out that my college is sponsoring 
this excellent program." Another 
proof that alumnae do not read the 
Alumnae News. 

A real privilege and pleasure is that 
of having Dr. Mary K. Benedict, first 
president of Sweet Briar, on campus 
this winter. Miss Benedict, retired 
from active medical practice, is spend- 
ing the winter in Amherst. She eats 
lunch at the Boxwood Inn, often sits 
on the bench outside, chatting with 
students and faculty. She seems to 
belong here and we hope she will stay. 

Volume XXI Number 4 

Issued six times yearly 

Oct., Nov., Feb., Mar., May, June by the 
Alumnae Association of Sweet Briar College. 
Entered as second class matter Nov. 23, 193 1 
at the Post Office at Sweet Briar, Va. 


Briar Patches ] 

On Duty in Japan 2 

One in a Thousand 4 

The Story of the Orchard 5 

Little Watts, the Sophomore Project 6 

Miss Lucas Portrait — Gift ok 195 7 

Reunion — 1952 8 

Alumnae Candidates for the Board of Overseers 9 

Council Notes 10 

Nominations for the Alumnae Council 11 

Bulbs for Sweet Briar 11 

Clubs 12 

Alumnae Representatives 13 

Alumnae Abroad 14 

We Point With Pride 14 

Alumnae Fund Progress Report 15 

Recent Publications 15 

Miss Caroline Crawford 15 

Class Notes 16 

The Cover 

Spring means that red bud is in bloom 
at Sweet Briar and Marilyn Wellborn, 
.1 junior from Middlcton, R. I., stops 
to enjoy its beauty. "Dickie" is active 
in many phases of college life, includ- 
ing the Y. W. C. A., varsity hockey. 
Dance Group, social committee and is 
a member of the May Court. 

Aluiiinac News 


DID you ever start on a lark that really turned into 
something? I suddenly developed an intense desire to 
visit the Orient, but did not have the price of a boat ticket. 
So when a friend suggested that I try to obtain a position 
in Japan as a recreation director in a Service Club, I took 
immediate action. I filled out reams of forms, sent them 
off to Washington, then settled down to a long wait. 

Towards the end of July, I was almost resigned to the 
fact that my papers had been lost in one of the lower 
echelons of the War Department, when the alarm sounded. 
A letter arrived telling me to report to Travis Airbase, 
Fairfield, California, for flight to Yokohama, Japan, on 
August 1st. The next week was a mad flurry of packing, 
contract signing. Immunizations against every imaginable 
disease, and farewell parties; and before I knew what was 
happening I was off on a 9,000 mile one-way trip. 

The Army provided a comfortable flight with a won- 
derful three day stop-over in Honolulu and brief stops at 
Johnson and Wake Islands. We landed at Haneda Airbase 
between Yokohama and Tokyo at 12 noon, August 7th. 
I was almost beside myself over the idea of really being in 
Japan. I was soaking in the Oriental atmosphere when 
several smiling Japanese appeared from nowhere, grabbed 
my sixty-six pounds of luggage, piled me and It into a staff 
car, and my Japanese driver and I were off to a destination 
known only to him. 

We rattled over the backstreets of Yokohama and I was 
goggle-eyed at such everyday sights as Inscrutable Japanese 
signs, kimonas, women trudging along with babies strapped 
to their backs, primitive carts and paper houses. It was 
difficult to believe that just five years before more than 
half the city had been demolished, because every square 
inch had been rebuilt by these Industrious little people. 

Having heard from well-meaning friends that all the 
Japanese in Yokohama and Tokyo spoke English, I decided 
to do my bit toward cementing U. S.-Japanese relations. 
So I attempted a bit of bright conversation with the driver 
on the subject of the Intense heat. Apparently he was the 
exception that proved the rule, for my only response was a 
very puzzled stare. So my first hour In Japan was spent in 
a state of suspended silence. 

After a week of interviews and training in Yokohama 
and a week-end of sight-seeing in Tokyo, I was assigned to 
Camp Chitose on the northern island of Hokkaido. 



By Catherine Cox, '49g 

Hokkaido is quite unlike the rest of Japan. Its climate 
is like that of northern New England. The countryside Is 
truly beautiful with rugged mountains — some of them 
volcanic — and crystal lakes. There is little industry here, 
though the industrial trend is growing. Most of the people- 
make their living from farming, fishing, or from the tour- 
ists who come up from the South to take the luxurious hot 
sulphur baths for which Hokkaido is famous. Of course, 
the Occupation has brought a boom to shop-keepers and 
beer hall proprietors. The little town of Chitose has ex- 
panded to five times its original size since the 45 th Division 
arrived here In April. Enterprising merchants and thou- 
sands of women of more than questionable reputation have 
flocked up here from Honshu and have swelled the popula- 
tion of Chitose and their own yen supply. 

A division and attached units equal about half the 
population of Lynchburg. The free time of these men in 
a place like Chitose presents a real problem for the Army. 
So they have set up theaters, service clubs, libraries and 
craft shops under the branch known as Special Services to 
alleviate the situation. 

When I first arrived here one of the regiments of the 
45 th Division was living In tents eighteen miles from 
Chitose. Life was not easy there. When it rained, as It did 
almost every day during September and October, the vol- 
canic ash on the ground turned to a sea of knee-deep mud. 
It was a five mile walk to the nearest village — and not 
much in the village after you got there. Some special ser- 
vices facilities were drastically needed, so we set up a tem- 
porary tent service club and library there. I worked in that 
tent for three months and had the time of my life. About 
1,000 men a day attended the club. A large portion of 
them were farm boys from Oklahoma, the 4 5 th Division 
being the National Guard unit from Oklahoma, but there 
are almost as many draftees and enlistees from all over the 
States, particularly the East Coast. 

With the limited facilities we had it was difficult to put 
on any elaborate programs, but I soon discovered that army 
men have a never-ending supply of ingenuity. We had a few 
musical instruments at the club and, before we knew it, we 
had two fine jazz combos and a hillbilly band which kept 
us royally entertained. These men had their complaints, of 
course, but their sense of humor never left them and they 
had a spirit which made me very proud to be an American. 

March, 1952 

At the end of November, the regiment moved from 
tents into their newly completed camp. They were not 
there more than two weeks, when they were ordered to 
Korea. The division left Hokkaido just before Christmas. 
The Special Service girls were on hand to see them off with 
coffee and doughnuts. I shall never forget that experience, 
^'^e arrived at the waiting train a few minutes ahead of the 
troops. We waited, then suddenly the men began to appear 
and kept coming and coming like a great growing ocean 
wave. Each was dressed in layers and layers of winter 
clothing, each carried a field pack and dragged a duffle bag. 
The closest I had ever been to combat troops was pictures 
in Life magazine. The tremendous group of weary men, a 
few of whom I knew pretty well, made a lasting impression 
upon me. Most of them knew well what they were going 
into, but they could still joke. I guess I provided the big- 
gest laugh of the day, however, and completely uninten- 
tionally. We were seeing off the last segment of the 279th 
Regiment on December 2 3rd at 3:00 a. m. The officers had 
told us they would get the men on the train, and then we 
could get aboard and pour the coffee. I was doing just 
that, when I suddenly realized that the train was no longer 
standing still. By the time I got to the door, it was moving 
too fast to jump off. Here I was — one American girl on a 
train with 700 troops bound for Korea! The Japanese 
conductor was the first person in authority to notice me. 
His bland Oriental expression was transformed to one of 
shock; then with a frantic motion, he rushed to the emer- 
gency signal to stop the train. So amid cries of "So long, 
Katie" I left the last of the 45th Division. 

Since I work four or five evenings a week, there's not 
much time for recreation for me. However, none of the 
girls here is ever at a loss for dates, since Special Service 
girls, Red Cross workers and nurses are the only American 
women on the island. In face, we are such a novelty that 
It's rather like living in a gold fish bowl. Wherever you 
go people stop and stare. 

Sapporo, the largest city on the island (population 
250,000), is only thirty miles away, so we go up thero 
quite often to shop, go to dances at the Officer's Club, or 
just to get that "big city" feeling. I have been to two 
resorts to soak in the Japanese atmosphere and hot sulphur 
baths. Most of my time, however, is spent with Americans 
on the post. Sometimes I feel as if I'm just as much at 
Fort Riley, Kansas, or Fort Sill, Oklahoma, as at Camp 
Chitose, Japan. 

Katie, Recreation Director in a Service Club in 
Japan, Admires a Kimona at a Shop in Yokohama 

The 45 th has been replaced here by a division from 
Korea. Most of them had a rough time there and think 
Hokkaido is wonderful by contrast. We opened a large 
new service club for them two weeks ago. The response 
of the men to the club and to the programs there is gratify- 
ing. Our talent shows have been mobbed with contestants 
— some good, some not so good. There's Al Collins, who 
used to work in a side-show. The men call him "Iron 

Jaw"; his act consists of consuming nails, glass and razor 
blades in true Coney Island style. There's Mel Stoke, an 
excellent magician. There's Otis Buford, a phlegmatic, 
slow-speaking Negro boy. Otis is second tenor in a quartet 
called "The Jubilaires." They were to have top billing on 
the program last night, but when the time came for them 
to go, Otis was the only one there. He explained to the 
audience, "Well — ah — ouh lead tenor — he done gone to 
town; ouh bass is on patrol; ouh baritone — he's done gone 
someplace else. But ah'm heah. I'll sing fo' all of us!" 
And he proceeded to do just that. 

Truth or Consequences quiz programs are very popular 
with the men. Most of the contestants don't tell the truth, 
but they love to pay the consequences — to the delight of 
their buddies in the audience. 

The men relish this first taste of civilization after 
months in fox-holes, and they are grateful to be treated 
as individuals as they are in a service club. Most of all 
they want to go home, but they are grateful for every- 
thing that is being done for them in the meantime. 

A new club and a new division offers a new challenge in 
the most exciting and satisfying work I've ever done. 


ne m a 





Julia, "Judy" Peterkin, class of '3 5, is one in a thou- 
sand — in fact one in 1,500 of the professional Girl Scout 
workers who have full-time career jobs with the organi- 

Like most of them she is one of the best advertise- 
ments the Girl Scouts have for their professional jobs. She 
is quick to tell you she feels professional Scouting is one of 
the most interesting and personally rewarding jobs in the 
field of social group work. 

First of all, she says, because it provides "the oppor- 
tunity to contribute to the work of an organization which 
is playing such an important role in preparing girls for 
democratic citizenship in their communities, country and 
the world." An J she mentions also "interesting contacts 
with the many fine people who are working in Girl Scout- 
ing, both volunteers and professionals, and the challenge 
of a job which is ever-growing and has great variety." 

A Girl Scout herself as a youngster, Judy worked as a 
volunteer for several years before entering Scouting profes- 
sionally in 1944 as a traveling Executive Director in the 
i.iid-west. She joined the National Staff in 1946 and at 
present is serving as Community Adviser for an area cover- 
ing northeastern Ohio and the northern panhandle of West 
X'irginia. She is also the Camp Adviser for Girl Scout 
camps in Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia. 

In her job as Community Adviser, Judy is responsible 
for making, administering and evaluating Girl Scout devel- 
opment plans in the area. While a large part of her work 
involves giving assistance to already established Girl Scout 
Councils (the administrative body of adult volunteers 
responsible for maintaining and developing Scouting in a 
particular area), she also helps in the organization of new 
councils. As Camp Adviser, Judy gives assistance on camp 

site selection and the development of camping programs. 
She also conducts training courses. Her job is one which 
demands special skills in administration, technical abilities 
and an understanding of good public relations. 

For those of her fellow-alumnae who may be interested 
in professional Scouting Judy sums up the personal quali- 
fications required as follows: a sincere acceptance of the 
ethical principles for which Girl Scouting stands, the 
ability to get along with and a concern for the welfare of 
others regardless of race, creed or national heritage, a firm 
belief in the worth of the individual and the democratic 
system of government. Energy, enthusiism, a willingness 
to work hard, initiative, resourcefulness and g03d physical 
and mental health are also important, she emphasizes. 

]iilia Pcfcrkiii, '^^s, 
of Cleveland, Ohio, 
holds the titlc"Coiu- 
lUHiiity Advhor,Girl 
Scouts, JJ.S.A.;' and 
is a jjieiiibcr of the 
National Field Staff. 
Besides her joh, fiidy 
has pavticipated in 
many civic and cul- 
tural lolimteer ac- 

March, 195; 


To ilie Edito 


It has come to my attention that there has been con- 
siderable discussion on the campus concerning the removal 
of the orchard. Since, in the absence of any statement con- 
cerning this step and the reasons for it, all information 
comes by the unreliable "grapevine method," it seems wise 
to give to all those who are interested, "The Story of the 
Orchard." We all enjoy its beauty in the spring and its 
apples in the fall and all of us regret the need for its 

First of all, the orchard will not all be removed. Two 
rows of trees along the road to the Monument will be left, 
which will give us a good display of apple blossoms in the 
spring, and which, we feel, will be adequate to supply the 
college with apples and in good years have a surplus. 

Before explaining the reasons for the step we are taking 
I would like to remind you all that the Sweet Briar Farm 
is integrally connected with the college and that its profit 
or loss affects the whole profit and loss picture. Thus, in 
years when the Farm makes a profit, more money is put 
into Endowment, the Auditorium Fund, professors' salaries 

the story 

of the 


orchard. Eight to ten sprays must be applied each year. 
Thus up to $8,000.00 has been invested before we are even 
sure of a crop. Spring frosts, which are so prevalent in our 
particular location might cause a complete loss. In plan- 
ning the Farm Work Year, the orchard is always the 
stumbling block. Due to labor shortages we have to use 
all our men to pick apples when they should be harvesting 
corn, planting fall crops and starting the winter plowing. 

During these past years Mr. Rowland Lea, the best 
orchardist in this section of the country, has advised us 
constantly and Dr. A. H. Teske, Professor of Horticulture 
at y. P. I., has also assisted in orchard problems. 

Considering all of this background, the Farm Committee 
of the Board of Overseers felt it had given the orchard a 
fair trial and decided, regretfully, that it was sound busi- 
ness to cut it down. The Farm Committee meeting when 
this vote was taken was attended by the Chairman of the 
Board of Overseers, the Chairman of the Finance Commit- 
tee and the President of the College in addition to the 
regular Committee members. The decision was made for 
the reasons given above and because the outlook for the 
future is even more unpromising. We now must m;et the 
competition of western apples from Oregon and Washing- 
ton, which are being government subsidized and which, in 
addition, need only two annual sprays. Last year Virginia 
had to "dump" over one million bushels of apples. 

The plan for the future is to plant the orchard land to 
crops; for e.xample, alfalfa, which, it is estimated, would 
bring in $3,000.00 annually. A comparison of the $30,- 
000.00 receipts from ten years of this crop and the $11,- 
5 00.00 loss in the last ten years from the orchard shows a 
differential of about $41,500.00 which could, we believe, 
be put to better use as seats for the new Auditorium or 
increased faculty salaries. 

Joseph A. Gilchrist, Jr. 
Farm Manager 

and the like, and in years when it shows a loss the college 
must meet this deficit and likewise have less money for 
these primary needs. It will therefore be seen that every 
effort should be made to put the farm on a paying basis 
even at the expense of some of our favorite moonlight 
walks or pet views. 

The decision to remove the orchard was not hastily made. 
As long as fifteen or twenty years ago the County Agent 
and the Area Conservation officers advised its removal be- 
cause it is in a poor orchard location and the land would 
bring a much better return if planted to crops or pasture. 
About eight years ago the matter was again considered and 
it was decided to "try it for a few more years." 

During the last ten years the orchard has shown a profit 
three times: $227.07 in 1941, $11.55 in 1943 and $764.94 
in 1945, or a total of $1,003.56. During the same ten 
years, the orchard losses have totaled $12,453.10, or a 
total net loss of $11,449.5 4. 

It requires 2 54 man days to prune, spray and mow the 

Alumnae Neivs 


the sophomore project 

By Jerry Driesbach, '54 

OH LOOK, we're doing crafts out at Watts this week. 
Let's sign up!" — so when Thursday rolls around, 
four sophomores climb into Mr. Lawhorne's taxi, which the 
Y. W. C. A. has hired, and wind their way over muddy 
country roads beside a stream to a little one-room school- 
house named Watts. Helping this school is the Y. W. C. A. 
project inherited each year by the sophomore class; but it 
seems as if every Sweet Briar girl who has ever been to 
Watts as a sophomore and played games at recess has been 
so charmed by the little children that it is a wonder the 
project has been passed on. 

Watts is a state supported school for Negro children. 
However, after driving over several side roads and finally 
arriving at a dead-end, out of sight of any house, one might 
wonder if the outside world still remembers that Watts 
was built. As you climb out you see a tiny little church 
with an even "tinier" school-house set in a dirt clearing. 
The door of the school tlies open, and you are greeted by 
Miss LooLoo, an effervescent woman who instantly makes 
you feel that you must be entering the world's most mod- 
ern school room. 

Over Miss LooLoo's shoulder your eyes meet thirty-three 
pairs of shining eyes that turn to watch your every move. 
A closer look reveals that the school consists of one not- 
so-large room and a cloak room. There Is a most peculiar 
conglomeration of desks, only a few text books — which 
are shared by the students, and a little pot-bellied stove 
right in the middle of the room. There is neither electricity 
nor plumbing. It doesn't take long to see why the Sweet 
Briar Y felt perhaps the sophomores could be of some help! 
Our work at Watts can be roughly divided into two 
parts — the playing with the children and the Improvement 
of the school's physical property; however, we feel that 
our work helps us and, we hope, their community as much 
as it does the school. 

Once each week a carload of sophomores goes out after 
lunch and plays with the children at their recess time. 
Since the community has so few recreational facilities and 
so little leadership we are trying to offer them a little 
variety this year by alternating between simple crafts, 
group singing, games and square dancing. Carole ^'an 
Tassel, the sophomore Y representative in charge, tries to 
work In as many different sophomores as possible with the 
hope that we will all have been to Watts at least once by 
the end of the vcar. 

On special occasions such as Halloween, Christmas, and 
Easter we have parties with refreshments and planned 
entertainment. For the Christmas party Rosalie Ogllvie 
made a most convincing Santa Claus. At the end of a 
reading of " 'Twas the Night Before Christmas," Santa 
flew in the door with his pack laden with gifts for each of 
the children who range from six to sixteen. Surprised, the 
littlest child burst into tears, but soon recovered and was 
playing "Pin the Nose on Rudolph" with Santa. After 
singing Christmas carols, the children very shyly gave some 
readings, which had obviously been practiced especially for 
the occasion. Then Miss LooLoo read a very touching 
original poem thanking the Sweet Briar girls for the many 
kindnesses they had shown Watts. That day the sopho- 
mores left with a deeper understanding of the meaning of 
Christmas, while the children were completely thrilled by 
the visit from Santa. 

An Easter egg hunt is next on the agenda and serves a 
dual purpose. Not only do the little ones have fun on the 
hunting end, but the sophomores have a wonderful time 
dyeing eggs together. 

There is so much we would like to do for Watts but 
there are several rather ticklish or difficult circumstances 
that must be considered. In the first place, while it would 
bolster our own self esteem to buy them everything they 
need. It would be doing so much more good if the interest 
of the community could be stimulated so that they them- 
selves would take a part in improving conditions. For 
instance. Watts badly needs to be painted, so we have 
brought the situation to the attention of the Amherst 
School Board. Rather than do the whole job ourselves, we 

Jerry Driesbach, '54, tells of 
the sophomore class Y. W. C. A. 
project. Jerry is the daughter of 
Julia Reynolds Driesbach, '27, 
and is active in every phase of 
Sweet Briar life. 

have offered to provide the paint if the community will 
provide the labor, or vice versa, or any arrangement that 
can be worked out, wherein the community and Sweet 
Briar's sophomores would be cooperating. 

Another difficulty may arise since the School Board is 
considering consolidating several county schools and there- 
fore may not want to put money into the present buildings. 
However, it may be a matter of years before this takes 
place — and meanwhile, Watts struggles on. 

Two of our pet desires are to get Miss LooLoo a water 
cooler and paper cups (the boys now carry water in a jug 
every morning) and to find an old hand-powered Victrola 
for music, stories, and dancing games. 

We are trying to buy some inexpensive material with 
(CtnitiiiiicJ on l>age D) 

March, 1952 7 


Dear friends: 

With the acquisition of the portrait of the College's 
Fourth President, a gift of the Class of 1950, Sweet Briar 
has had a new artist swim into its ken. Her name is 
Lotte Laserstein-Marcus and she is a citizen of Sweden. 
Her home is in Stockholm. For some of you the name will 
perhaps be not entirely strange, for I was often asked who 
had done the pastel of the ballet dancers which hung 
in the upstairs hall of Sweet Briar House when I lived 
there. Sometimes visitors (never Sweet Briar "Brains," 
mind you!) would compliment me on the "nice Degas." 
I suffered this with mild corrective comments — and con- 
tinued to think it much better than a Degas! Perhaps I 
was prejudiced by the fact that I had seen photographs of 
much of the work of Mrs. Laserstein-Marcus, through 
mutual friends in America, and thought her work especi- 
ally good. When the Class of 195 let their generosity run 
away with them and requested me to choose a fine artist 
to do my portrait for the College, I thought immediately 
of the artist in Sweden whose work I so much admired. 
I promised to seek her out on my travels and ask her to 
fill the order. This I did and spent nearly a month in 
Stockholm last summer, "just sitting." 

Now, for those of you who have not yet had your por- 
traits painted, you may as well know that the early inti- 
mations of rheumatic arthritis develops, after some thirty 
hours of "sitting," into more or less complete paralysis. 
Even the most scintillating exchange of ideas between 
painter and sitter soon disintegrates into the stifled groans 
of common suffering. Nevertheless it was possible for me, 
before we both "went under," to glean enough of the 
artist's history to give you some idea of her "life and 
works" to date. Such will perhaps enrich your critical 
judgment of the portrait now hanging in the reading room 
of our college library. So here goes: 

Lotte Laserstein was born in East Prussia and spent her 
childhood in Danzig. She always loved to paint and, under 
the tutelage of Professor Erich Wolfsfeld, at the Royal 
Academy of Art in Berlin, became especially interested in 
portrait painting. Her work at The Royal Academy was 
so promising that she was awarded a two-year studio grant 
as Master Painter of the Academy. This was followed by 
a period of travel and study in Italy, France, Austria, 
Hungary, Holland and Belgium. When she returned to 
Berlin she started her own school of painting, specializing 
in portrait work and figure compositions. Between 1928 
and 1932 her pictures were exhibited in Berlin, Hamburg, 
Stuttgart and Munich, as well as in London and Paris. Dur- 
ing the Nazi regime in Germany, Mrs. Laserstein-Marcus 
was increasingly victimized by curtailment of her teaching 
activities and by removal of her paintings from German 
museums in accordance with Nazism's program of racial 
persecutions. In 1937 she was fortunate enough to escape 
to Sweden. Her mother was later killed in a Nazi concen- 
tration camp, and other members of her family suffered 



cruelly during those tragic years in Germany. For the last 
fifteen years, Mrs. Laserstein-Marcus has lived in Stock- 
holm, continuing a full-time schedule of portrait painting 
and teaching. She is now recognized as one of Sweden's 
best portrait artists; and many of the nation's "greats" 
have sat for her since the war years. She is an alert, keenly 
intelligent person, well read not only in German and 
Swedish literature, but also in that of France, Britain and 
America, all in the original! I noticed as she worked how 
very much her eyes were like Rembrandt's, who is, inci- 
dentally, one of her greatest enthusiasms. 

\^oila! Both the artist and I hope that you will like the 
portrait. In any case, we are confident that it will not be 
mistaken for one of' ballet pieces! 


January 8, 1952 

Martha B. Lucas 

Alumnae News 



to c 


i and Stan ror Reunion ! 

Reunion 195 2 promises to be the best ever. You are invited to attend all the 
Commencement festivities as usual. Alumnae activities have been extended 
and the program will continue until Tuesday afternoon. The Alumnae 
Council has made the following tentative plans and hopes that as many 
alumnae as possible will plan to be present. 

'•'Saturday, May 31 
All day — Council Meetings. 

Sunday, June 1 

9:00 A. M.-4:3 P. M. — Registration, Reid Parlor. 

9:30 A.M. — Club Presidents' Breakfast and Meeting, 
Garden Cottage. 

11:00 A. M. — Baccalaureate Sermon, The Right Rever- 
end Charles C. J. Carpenter, Bishop of 
Alabama, Birmingham, Alabam.a. 

4:30 P. M. — Step Singing. 

5:30 P. M. — Vespers. 

10:00 P. M. — Lantern night. 





Adelaide Boze Glascock, '40g, chairman of the Council's 
Reunion Committee has planned an "Alumnae College" to 
be included in this year's program. While it is fun to come 
back to Sweet Briar and to see people we haven't seen in 
many years, it will be nice to have something to tickle our 
cobwebbed minds — so long absent from the ivy-covered 
academic walls. On Tuesday morning, June 3, selected 
professors will try to bring us up to date on what is going 
on in their special fields. In the Reunion Reservation folder 
which you will receive in April, you will have an oppor- 
tunity to indicate "who and what" you would like to hear. 
We are proud of our excellent faculty and grateful to them 
for their willingness to speak to us. 

Monday, June 2 

10:00 A. M. — Commencement Exercises, Daisy Wil- 
liams Gymnasium. 

1:00 P. M. — Alumnae Luncheon and Annual Associa- 
tion meeting — Reid Refectory. 

3:30 P. M. — Tour of campus in cars. Open House in 
faculty homes. 

7:00 P. M. — Alumnae Banquet, Class of 1927 — honor 
Skit by cLiss of 1927. 

Tuesday, June 3 

9:30-12:30 — Alumnae College. Speakers and subjects 
to be announced after poll of alumnae 

1:00 P. M. — Al fresco luncheon. Sweet Briar Garden — 
Mrs. Pannell, hostess. 

'Anyone wishing to arrive Saturday will be very we'com; at the 
President's Garden Party at S :00 P.M. 





Several years ago the Alumnae Association decided to 
superimpose the Dix Plan for Reunions on the five year 
plan already in use. The Dix Plan is used succe;sfully by 
many other colleges and is particularly good for a small 
college where one has friends in all classes. 

The Dix Plan allows several classes which were in collegi' 
at the same time to reune together. Under the five year 
plan one knows only her own class and none of the other 
alumnae at Reunion. 

This year special emphasis is being focused on the 2 5 th 
Reunion Class — 1927. All classes ending in 2 or 7 will 
have their five year reunions and, in addition, the following 
classes under the Dix Plan: 1943, 1944, 1945, 1923, 1924, 
1925. Those who had a "five year reunion" last year, or 
who are looking forward to one next year, may not wish 
to attend this year's. However, any and all will be wel- 
come, and we hope many will come. 

March, 1952 

Alumnae Candidates for 

the Board of Overseers 

The Board of Overseers of Sweet Briar College has voted 
to increase its membership to include one more alumna 
member, bringing the number of alumnae serving on the 
Board to four. 

The by-laws of the Sweet Briar Alumnae Association 
provide for the choice and election of alumnae candidates 
for the Board of Overseers of Sweet Briar College. The 
Alumnae Council submits the names of two nominees fcr 
the two openings. Additional names may be added to the 
ballot if sent to the Executive Secretary-Treasurer accom- 
panied by fifteen signatures of members of the Association 
and the written consent of the nominees within two weeks 
after the slate is published. Ballots will be mailed from the 
Alumnae Office. The elected candidates will be the nomi- 
nees of the Alumnae Association for the Board and their 
names will in turn be submitted to the Board of Overseers 
for election. 

Alumnae now serving on the Board of Overseers are 
Sara Sballenberger Brown, '32g, Mary Huntington Har- 
rison, '30g, and Margaret Banister, '16g, whose term expires 
in June, 1952. 

In reaching their decision members of the Council were 
guided by requirements for choosing an alumna member 
of the Board of Overseers. An alumna member, because of 
her background knowledge of Sweet Briar as a student, can 
bring much that is valuable to the Board. Her interest in 
Sweet Briar should have been apparent since her college 
days and she should have shown since then a genuine desire 
to know her college thoroughly and the work her fellow 
alumnae are doing; she should b^ willing to study and 
understand the college's aims and policies so that she is 
able to make a real contribution to Board discussions. If 
she can also interpret the college to the public and give 
her time and her talents to such interpretation and its 
consequent responses, she will indeed be giving real service. 
It is a job more than it is an honor, though it is an honor, 

The Council sincerely appreciates the interest evidenced 
by the many suggestions for candidates sent in by members 
and Clubs of the Alumnae Association. 

Eugenia Buffington, 1913, (Mrs. Russell Walcott) 
Tryon, North Carolina 
Children: Betsy, 21; John, 17 
President Student Government, Paint and Patches, 
The Ripplers, Briar Patch, May Queen, Illinois 
Club, German Club. 
Alumnae Council, President 1914-1915. 
Alumnae Council, Member 1948-1952. 
Class Fund Agent, 1946-1947. 

Community Recreation work 1948 . 

State Democratic Committee-woman. 

Elizabeth Abhot Averett, '47g, of Lynchburg, Virginia, 
has joined the Alumnae Office Staff. 

Alma Martin, 1936, (Mrs. Ralph A. Rotnem) 

Princeton, New Jersey 

Children: Richard Lee, 11 

President Y.W.C.A., Orientation Committee, Soci- 
ology and Economics Club, President Chung Mung. 

Alumnae Council, 1946-1952. 

Class Fund Agent, 1947 . 

Sponsored and arranged Marik recital at Town Hall, 

B.E., National College of Education, Evanston, 

Taught Greenwich Country Day School 193 9-41, St. 
Agatha, New York City 1941-43, Chapin School, 
New York 1943-1950. 

Visiting Nurse Service of New York. 

Chairman of East Harlem Campaign, 1945-46. 


Alumnae Nctvs 


Testimonial Dinner for Eugenia Griffin Burnett, '10 


The Alumnae Council and the Joint Council have both 
met twice since the last issue of the Alumnae News. 
The fall meetings were held later than usual to coincide 
with the Board meetings, so that alumnae members of the 
Board could attend both meetings. February 17, 18, and 
19 were the dates of the mid- winter meetings. 

In the fall the agenda of the Joint Council was as fol- 
lows: Faculty representation on the Board of Overseers; 
Need for curriculum revision; Growth of social clubs; 
Ways of stimulating the intellectual atmosphere of the 
campus; and Plans for writing a history of the college. 

The mid-winter meeting was in part a continuation of 
discussion started at the fall meeting. Intellectual purpose 
at Sweet Briar was discusssed at length. Mrs. Pannell told 
of Sweet Briar's part in the formation of the Virginia 
Foundation of Church Related and Independent Colleges. 

The Joint Council is a discussion group and is made up 
of representatives of the student body, the faculty, the 
Board of Overseers and the alumnae. It is not a policy 
making body, but provides an opportunity for the various 
representatives to discuss, clear up misunderstandings, 
explain decisions and action, air complaints, and make 
suggestions. The meetings begin with Sunday dinner at 
Sweet Briar House or the Refectory and continue until 
tea time. 


The Alumnae Council had an excellent attendance at 
both meetings. Due to long sessions and committee meet- 
ings lasting far into the night a great deal was accom- 

The handbook of the Alumnae Association has been 
revised and is now ready for distribution to Club presidents 
and alumnae representatives. Margaret Potts Williams (A) 
is responsible for the excellent and attractive results. 

The report of the Nominating Committee was read and 
accepted. The recommendations of the Committee were 
discussed. Margaret Schmidt was asked to write to Sue 
Slaughter, Chairman, and thank her for the excellent work 
done by her committee. 

Reunion plans were discussed at length at both meet- 

ings, and an attempt made to satisfy requests from alum- 
nae, for some mental stimulation during the week-end, for 
more convenient rooming arrangements, and for adherence 
to tradition. In view of the splendid effort being made by 
the Class of 1927 for its 2 5th Reunion the Council has 
tried to arrange the best possible week-end. Details are 
on page 9. ^ 

The nominations of two alumnae for the Board of 
Overseers was another important duty of the Council. 
The interest expressed by the large number of suggestions 
received was gratifying. The two alumnae chosen by the 
Council to be voted upon by the Association at large are 
announced on page 11. 

Alma Martin Rotnem read a suggestion made by Mrs. 
Evelyn Eaton of the faculty concerning our privilege 
and opportunity in the offer of Miss Iren Marik to play 
for alumnae groups. After considerable discussion the 
Council voted to underwrite the manufacture of one hun- 
dred of Miss Marik's records. The group was also very 
interested in the possibility of arranging a tour for Miss 
Marik, but wanted to investigate possibilities in their 
various cities. 

Betsy Durham Goodhue had made an extensive study of 
alumnae councils in other colleges. She recommended as a 
result of her investigation that the Sweet Briar Council 
consider a revision of its membership. The suggestion is 
that the Alumnae Council consist of the officers of the 
Asssociation; the Executive Board (similar to our present 
Council), class officers, fund agents, and alumnae repre- 
sentatives. They would meet at Sweet Briar once a year, 
probably in the fall. All groups within this Council would 
hold separate meetings, in addition to a general meeting of 
all the groups. The Executive Board would meet at that 
time and also hold one other meeting during the year, 
probably at Commencement time. There was much dis- 
cussion and the Council strongly favored the idea. It was 
decided to postpone further discussion until the June meet- 
ing, but every member was asked to consider the idea 
seriously in the meantime. 

The usual reports were made — Alumnae Fund, Alumnae 
Secretary, Magazine, Ways and Means, and Regional Chair- 
man. In all departments the Association seems to be having 

March, 1952 


Nominations for the Alumnae Council 

Additional names may be added to this ballot, if accompanied by 1 5 signa- 
tures, and sent to the Executive Secretary within two weeks of the publication 
date, March 15, 1952. 

The Alumnae Nominating Committee hereby presents 
to the Alumnae Association the following nominees for 
officers and members of the Sweet Briar Alumnae Council, 

President: Louisa Ncwkirk Steeble, '23g, Penllyn, 

First Vicc-Prcsiilcnt: Ann Hauslciii Potterfield, 
'42g, Charleston, West Virginia. 

Second Vice-President: Margaret ChishiAm Boxley, 
'51g, Richmond, Virginia. 

Fund Chairman: Martha Lou Leuimon Stohlmann, 
'34g, Princeton, New Jersey. 

Members: Virginia Lazenby O'Hara, Academy 
Dallas, Texas 

Mary Bissell Ridler, '17g 
Wilmington, Delaware 

Isabel Webb Luflf, '20g 
Clevehind, Ohio 

Marian Shafer Wadhams, '21g 
Brockport, New York 

Lorna Weber Dowling, '23g 
Cleveland, Ohio 

a good year. Club interest is high; many are offering local 
scholarships. Several new clubs have been organized. Sweet 
Briar Day was very successful everywhere. The alumnae 
representatives are doing an outstanding job. 

Alma Martin Rotnem presented the Alumnae Council 
with a beautiful gavel as a parting gift. 

Four student leaders spoke briefly to the Council to 
bring the alumnae up to date on student life. Student 
Government, the Honor System, Religious Life and Social 
Life were described. 

The council entertained alumnae daughters, sisters and 
nieces at a tea in the fall, and all of the seniors in February. 
A gala event was Eugenia Griffin Burnett's testimonial 
dinner at which time Amelia Mollis Scott, president, pre- 
sented Eugenia with an antique silver biscuit box from the 
Council members. 

Mrs. Pannell invited the Council to her Tuesday "at 
home." The alumnae were delighted with the quaint re- 
decoration of Daisy's room. They were impressed by the 
easy informality of the occasion and enjoyed meeting the 
students who dropped in after gym class or science "lab." 

Those unable to attend were missed and all are looking 
forward to the June meeting with the new council, 

Eleanor Miller Patterson, '2Jg 
Greensboro, North Carolina 

Margaret Cramer Crane, '27g 
Stamford, Connecticut 

Mildred Bushey Scherr, '29g 
Cincinnati, Ohio 

Sue Burnett Davis, '32g 
Atlanta, Georgia 

Katherine 'Niles Parker, '36g 

Boston, Massachusetts . 

Helen Nicholson Tate, '3 8g 
Charlotte, North Carolina 

Mary Talcott Dodson, '3 8g 
Roanoke, Virginia 

Elizabeth Durham Goodhue, '39g 
Marble Head, Massachusetts 

Adelaide Boze Glascock, '40g 
Washington, D. C. 

Margaret Wilson Dickey, '41g 
Texarkana, Arkansas 

Eugenia Burnett Affel, '42g 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

Respectfully submitted, 

Sue Slaughter, 'I3g, Chairman 


Order your tulip, narcissi, hyacinth bulbs im- 
ported from Holland by Sweet Briar Alumnae 
Clubs for benefit of Sweet Briar College Scholar- 
ship Fund. All bulbs top-grade guaranteed, Dutch 
and American government inspected. Orders 
must be placed by June 15, 1952. Home delivery 
pre-paid October 1952. Prices no higher than 
those of local seed houses. For order blank please 
contact local club or write 

Mrs. James A. Glascock, Jr. 

4266 South 3 5th Street 

Arlington, Virginia 





Aliiiiiiuic News 


a Competition 

for C III OS 

As a token of appreciation for what Sweet Briar has 
meant to her, an early alumna has donated to the Alumnae 
Association a silver cup, to be known as the Manwn 
Memorial Cup, and a silver bowl, to be known as the 
Aiiiie Gary Pa)!ucll Bowl. They are to be presented at 
Commencement time — the former to the club that during 
the year shall have raised the largest sum of money toward 
the Manson Memorial Scholarship Fund, and the latter to 
the club that shall have raised the largest sum for a local 
scholarship. Each year the date and the name of the club 
awarded each trophy will be engraved on the cup and 
on the bowl, which, it is hoped, will be kept on display in 
the Mary Helen Cochran Library until such time as the 
alumnae have a building of their own. 

The Louisville Club, inspired by the wonderful response 
to the Bloodmobile visit by the Sweet Briar community, 
volunteered as a group at the Louisville Red Cross Blood 



Several Princeton, New Jersey, alumnae observed Sweet 
Briar Day and are seriously considering forming a club 

Lucy Charles Jones Bendall, '46g, organized a Sweet 
Briar Day in Danville, Virginia, the first to be held there. 

Sara Shallcnhcrger Brown, '32g, Madeline Broun Wood, 
'27g, Ruth Meredith Ferguson Smythe, '29g, and 
Louise Chapman Plamp, '29. 

Frances Baldivin Whitaker, '41g, and Ruth Hempbill 
DeBuys, '41g, were largely responsible for the reorgani- 
zation of the Birmingham Club. They entertained Mrs. 
Pannell (right) in October. 

Birmingham elected Elizabeth Bramham Lee, '48, presi- 
dent, Barbara Hahn, '51, alumna representative, and Lil- 
lian Foulkcs Taylor, '41g, bulb chairman. Mrs. Pannell 
met many of the group when she was in Birmingham in 
October to speak on the Public Affairs Forum. Sweet Briar 
Day was held at the Countr\' Club. On Januarv 26, 
Margaret Schmidt, alumnae secretary, was in Birmingham 
to attend the first official meeting of the Club. Barbara 
Dcrr Chenoweth, '38g, had a morning coffee party at her 
home which about thirty enthusiastic alumnae attended. 

Rochester, too, has reorganized. Twelve alumnae at- 
tended Sweet Briar Day and elected the following officers: 
Phoebe Roue Peters, '31g, president, Virginia LcHardy 
Bell, '30, secretary-treasurer and Nancy Parsons Jones, 
'36g, social chairman. 

March, 1952 


Alumnae Representatives Meet 

On January 19, nineteen alumnae representatives came 
to Sweet Briar to better inform themselves about the col- 
lege as it is today and to learn more about their job of 
visiting schools and interviewing prospective students. 

The group represented a wide geographical spread — from 
Jackson, Mississippi to Bronxville, New York. 

Though the program did not begin until Saturday morn- 
ing, most of the representatives arrived in time to go to a 
party at Margaret Schmidt's before dinner in the Refec- 
tory and then attend the brilliant piano recital by Miss 
Iren Marik in Manson Hall. They convened at 9:00 A. M. 
Saturday in Grammer Parlor and were welcomed by Mrs. 
Pannell who graciously expressed her gratitude for the 
excellent work they are doing for their college. Margaret 
Schmidt presided at the meeting which consisted of in- 
formal talks with general discussion following. The excel- 
lent program was planned by Mrs. Lill and Mrs. Munger 
of the Admissions Office, and Miss von Briesen, Director 
of Public Relations. Miss Pearl, Dean, spoke on "Curricu- 
lum and Scholarship;" Miss Williams on "Personnel and 
Vocational Guidance," and Mrs. Lill on "Techniques in 
Visiting Schools." The talks were informative an'd the 
discussions lively. There were friendly criticisms as well 
as constructive suggestions. 

The group was joined for luncheon in the Refectory by 
Mrs. Pannell and all the members of the Admissions Com- 
mittee, many of whom had sat in on the morning session. 
Mrs. Munger, Mr. Bates, Miss Moller, Miss Ramage, Mrs. 
Wailes, Miss Williams and Miss Lee are the members of 
this committee. 

After lunch the representatives made a brief tour of the 
latest campus additions. They inspected the library lights, 
the Ames Greenhouse, the Date House and the new faculty 
houses on Woodland Road. 

Student leaders were the speakers for the afternoon ses- 
sion. They each told of a special phase of student life and 
gave the representatives a real picture of Sweet Briar today. 
Robin McGarry, vice-president of Student Government, 
spoke on Student Government. Nancy Hamel, president 
of Tau Phi and Manson Scholar, spoke on the Honor 
System. Mary Lois Miller, president of the Y. W. C. A. 

and Benedict Scholar, described the religious life of the 
College, and Dolly Wallace, chairman of Orientation, told 
of the Social Life. 

At the conclusion of the program many of the repre- 
sentatives went to the Admissions Office to see the way 
records are kept there and how admissions are handled. 
Then they went to Mrs. Lill's home for some refreshments 
before starting for their respective homes. 

All agreed that the meeting was well planned and worth 
while. One of the letters reflects the enthusiasm of the 
representatives who were here. 

"Dear Margaret: 

"Two weeks have gone by since my very pleasant visit 
to Sweet Briar and I have thought many times of the very 
pleasant and inspiring day that we spent there. The beauty 
of the place is always inspiring. It was a great pleasure to 
meet Dr. Pannell. She seems to be extremely capable and 
an inspiring speaker. The other members of the faculty 
who spoke gave a very clear picture of their particular 
phases of education and student life. It was fun to renew 
acquaintance with my contemporaries. But the outstand- 
ing part of the week-end, the one which makes me more 
enthusiastic about Sweet Briar than ever, were the talks 
given by the students and the conversations which I had 
with them. In my work and social activities I come into 
contact with a large number of young people, and some- 
times I feel quite depressed because there seems to be so 
little leadership; their moral standards seem to be quite out 
of line; they seem so satisfied to take what comes and to 
exert themselves so very little to better the situations in 
which they find themselves. In contrast to that attitude 
which is so prevalent, to find girls who really are working 
at maintaining an honor system, who really are exerting 
themselves to better themselves and their fellow students 
as well as their physical surroundings, was for me a very 
thrilling occasion. I thank you and those of you who made 
the week-end possible from the bottom of my heart and 
hope that the trouble and expense incurred will bear plenty 
of fruit. ..." 

Katherine Brightbill Biltz, '28g 

(Contiiiiicil from page 6) 
which we may help the girls at Watts make curtains for 
the school room. Also we are scouting around for some 
used sports equipment. (At the present they have only the 
jump ropes and a baseball and bat from last year's sopho- 
mores and could certainly use a few dodge balls or basket- 

There still remains one minor detail in all these glorious 
plans — money! Our only allowance from the Y is $2 5 
which pays for all the parties. But never let it be said that 
Sweet Briar girls have run out of ideas! Every class meet- 
ing ends with new suggestions for money raising schemes — 

a new show like our more than successful money raising 
Freshman show, piggy banks, a bazaar, fines for not at- 
tending class meetings, doing errands for the faculty, and 
on and on — some are practical, some not. Soon now we 
will be working on one of them, trying our best to realize 
for Miss LooLoo a few of her very modest desires. 

Working together for a worthy cause such as Watts has 
done a great deal to help the spirit of Sweet Briar's sopho- 
more class, pulling them together in cooperative effort by 
giving them practical experience in Christian living and 
giving, as promoted by the Y. We hope it has done as 
much for the community served by little Watts. 





MANY of our alumnae are living overseas, either pur- 
suing jobs of their own, or accompanying their hus- 
bands who have interesting occupations. Several letters 
have come to the alumnae office recently. 

From Marfha McHenry Halter, '2 5g, Gruneck, Thur- 
gen, Switzerland: 

"... Our life in Switzerland seems to be just as it is 
everywhere else — at least on the surface. We Americans, 
however, do notice this after a time: the Swiss live in a 
much more restrained, formal manner than we do, and 
this, no doubt, comes from the character of the country 
itself. It is small, mountainous, rugged — without any 
natural resources. The wealth of the country comes from 
the really hard work of the people. This makes them 
serious and careful. 

"We live in the country in a small village — just an hour 
by car from Zurich, and twenty minutes from Constance. 
We are very near the German border, and this we realized 
fully during the war." 

From Janef Trosch, '39g, American Consulate — Rabat, 
FPO 214, care Postmaster, New York, New York: 

"... French Morocco is a fascinating place to be now. 
Rabat is a very pretty city with a delightful climate and 
the Consulate work is most interesting. 

"If you hear of anyone taking one of those plush cruises 
this winter which stops here — or of anyone coming to this 
part of the world for a look-see (and it's well worth it) , 
do tell them to look me up. I haven't met anyone from 
SBC yet, but one of my best friends is from Virginia Beach 
and that southern accent does sound good." 

From Robert B. Gate, Jr., American Vice Consul, Rio 
de Janeiro, Brazil, husband of Kitty Royal, '49: 

"... I have read with interest your letter concerning 
the Sweet Briar College Alumnae Fund drive, and am en- 
closing a small contribution to this end. I myself am a 
graduate of Dartmouth College, and have always been 
much impressed by our success in this field. . . . All good 
wishes for the best of luck in your undertaking." 

From Jean McKenny Stoddard, 
Embassy, Santiago, Chile: 

"... Thought of you all on Sweet Briar Day. Grace 
Sunderland Kane, '28g, and I had lunch together here, 
and reminisced fondly. Margaret Green, '29, is also in 
Santiago, but couldn't come on the 28th; so — besides being 
as small a Sweet Briar reunion as possible, I'm sure it was 
also the southernmost. 

'39g, The American 

Christmas nsr Santiago, Chile 

"We love Chile and have been here for two years now. 
We shall be leaving for the States in a few months for 
home leave before reassignment, but we don't yet know 
wherf our next post will be. This has been wonderful and 
we'll miss it tremendously. It is a beautiful country, a 
perfect climate, and a I'ery gala life. Plus the seemingly 
endless parties, I've been in a maze of activitiy with my 
weekly Children's Radio Program (one-half hour every 
Wednesday — no short wave! — Sorry!), teaching Sunday 
School at the British Church, Red Crossing, co-authoring 
a never-to-be-published novel, and doing some painting in 
between times. 

"Wish I had a better picture to send you. This was 
taken Christmas Day — Jeancita, on my lap; Kikita, on 
Johnny's lap, and on the floor Anne." 

We Point With Pride 

... to several of our doctor husbands who have recently 
been accepted into the American College of Surgeons — Dr. 
James R. Gay, husband of Lillian Cabell, '36g; Dr. John 
K. Owen, husband of Frances Baker, '36; and Dr. James 
W. Todd, husband of Marjorie Whig, '36. Dr. HendHk 
Svien, husband of Nancy Gatch, '3 9g, was elected presi- 
dent of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons Inc. Nancy, 
herself, is president of the Women's Auxiliary of this 

Eloise English Da vies, '42, ranked first in her class of 
168 first year law students at the University of Washing- 
ton Law School. 

Wayne Stokes, Cecily Youmans and Jennie Belle Bechtel 
represented Sweet Briar at a Town Meeting on Progress in 
Race Relations held at Hunter College in New York City 
in November. 

Virginia Stanherry Schneider, '23g, Director of South- 
eastern service groups, American Red Cross, was chosen 
Atlanta Woman of the Year in Defense Effort. 

March, 1952 


Progress Report 

March I 

March 1 



Total Amount 



No. Contributors 



Banner Classes: 





Academy and Special 


Rank of classes in percentage of members contributins 

1910 5 8'; 1911 27%, 192 3 19% 

1912 37'; 1913 27';. 1921 18%. 

1916 35'; 1928 17% 1925 18%. 

1939 34'; 1945 27'/;, 1914 17%, 
1944 31'; 1931 26%, 1917 17% 
1915 30'; 1935 25% 1950 17% 

1937 30'; 1927 25% 1926 16% 

1938 30'-; 1936 24% 1920 13% 

1940 30'; 1948 24%o 1922 13%, 

1941 30'; 1924 23% 1930 13%, 
1943 30'; 1929 23% Spec. 5% 
1949 30'; 1933 23%'. Acad. 4% 
1951 30'; 1934 23% 

1942 29',;-;, 1919 21%, 

1946 29'/;, 1932 21%c 

1947 28%. 1918 20% 


Recent Publications 

Frances W. Gregory, '36g, is co-author of a chapter in 
a book which has just been published by the Harvard 
University Press. Entitled "Men in Business: Essays in the 
History of Entrepreneurship," the book was edited bv 
Wilham Miller. 

Mrs. Pannell the only woman speaker on the Birm- 
ingham Public Affairs Forum in November. Her talk, 
"A Nation's Strength Begins in the Home (Parents are 
the real molders of character)," was reprinted in the 
December 15 issue of "Vital Speeches of the Day." 

Miss Martha B. Lucas is the author of the chapter, "Ideal 
Democracy and Global Anarchy," in a book entitled "Reli- 
gious Faith and World Culture," published by Prentice- 
Hall, Inc. 

Miss Caroline Crawford, 1870-19 51 

bntnictor of Vocal Music at Sweet Briar, 

In 1909, a young woman with a lovely voice 
came to Sweet Briar as instructor in vocal music. 
She immediately won a place for herself in the 
hearts of the community. Those who were here 
in the early years will be deeply saddened to hear 
of the death of Miss Caroline Crawford, which 
occurred in Florida in October, 1951. 

Miss Crawford came to Sweet Briar from Syra- 
cuse, N. Y. and left in 1921 to accept a position 
in New York City. Many years later she went to 
Florida to care for her ailing mother and sister. 
She continued teaching until her death. 

She was very generous with her time and 
strength and lavished much of both on the e.x- 
cellent choir which she developed. It was she who 
wrote the words and music to several of the Sweet 
Briar songs, including "Winding the Maypole," 
"May Queen's Greeting" and "In the Boxwood 
Circle Gay." While at Sweet Briar she also wrote 
"Sur la Glace," a piano waltz for beginners, which 
has been widely used. 

Miss Crawford was not only a successful teach- 
er, but a gracious and charming lady who en- 
deared herself to all who knew her. Her many 
Sweet Briar friends kept in touch with her after 
she left. She maintained an active interest in the 
college, following its progress with great interest 
and remembering it in her will when she died. 

Sweet Briar is grateful to Miss Carohne Craw- 
ford, not only for the generosity of her legacy, 
but for her part in making Sweet Briar the kind 
of college it is today. 


Aliimiiac News 

Class Notes 

Clara Brooks (Mrs. John Trickctt), Academy, January 14, 195 1 

Josephine Foster (Mrs. Hu^o Black), Academy, December 10, 19H 

Cora Gregg (Mrs. Von Novell!), Academy. October 24, 1951 

Blanche Tomlinson (Mrs. Vaughan Bostwick), Academy, December, 1951 

Margaret Waddey (Mrs. L. J. Boxley), Academy, February 3, 1952 

Jessie Rucker, *15, March, 1951 

Ada Tyler (Mrs. W. Robinson M. Moss), '24g, November 13, 1951 

Helen Olson (Mrs. James B. Pope), '45, September, 195 1 

Glass Secretary: Marjorif: Couplr, (Mrs. 
Chester H. Prince) 70 5 West Ocean View 
Avenue, Norfolk 3, Virginia. 
Vund Ageut: Frances Murrell (Mrs. Ever- 
ingham Rickards) North Shore Point, Nor- 
folk, Virginia. 

Happy New Year! 

The Norfolk Alumnae Club enjoyed Mrs. 
Pannell's and Margaret Coniurll Schmidt's 
'37g, visit October 29 th. Frances Murrell 
Rickards and her daughter, Murrell RickarJs 
Bowden, '44g, entertained them at a beautiful 
tea at Frances' home. We were delighted with 
Mrs. Pannell's charming, earnest and vivid 
report of Sweet Briar of today and of future 
plans. Margaret Schmidt's fund of informa- 
tion regarding Sweet Briar was an inspiration 
to all of us. 

Eugenia Griffin Burnett writes that after 
thirty years of service she has resigned 
from the Board of Directors of Sweet Briar. 
Eugenia says she will miss her work and her 
association with the Board members, faculty 
and alumnae, but knows she has done the 
proper thing. Her daughter, Judith Burnett 
Halsey, '47g, has a second daughter, Mary 
Shaw Halsey. The Halseys live in Richmond 
quite near grandma! Eugenia's two little 
grandsons, Charlie and Griftin Affel, live in 

Sweet Briar Day was observed in Norfolk 
with a luncheon, held December 28th, at 
the Country Club. Forty alumnae and stu- 
dents were present. Helen Addington, 'M, 
gave an interesting account of the life at 
Sweet Briar. 

Nan Powdl Hodges, who is spending a few 
days in Williamsburg, has invited Frances 
Murrell Rickards, Anne Cumnock Miller, 
Louise Hooper Ewell, Alma Booth Taylor, 
'llg, (she has recently returned from China) 
and me, Marjorie Couper Prince, to drive up 
and have lunch with her. We are looking 
forward to a wonderful get-together. 

Louise Hoitpir Kwell served as chairman of 
the Women's Committee for Princess Anne 
County (Va.) E.xecutive Form of Govern- 

My husband and I are leaving in January 
for a trip to Florida. The thought of sun- 
shine in January and February is more than 
we can resist. 

Class Secretary: Mary Clark. (Mrs. Clarence 
Bloss Rogers) 205 Beverly Road, N. E., At- 
lanta, Georgia. 

Fund Agent: Sue Hardie (Mrs. William T. 
Bell) 40 Sherman Ave., Glen Ridge, N. J. 

Hear ye! Class of '1 3 — Make your plans 
for a gala Reunion in 1953 — so that we 
may again enjoy old friends, talk of old times 
and renew the bonds that bind us to Sweet 
Briar! Pin the date up on your mirror now! 

If any of you have changed your address, 
or if you have contributed to the Alumnae 
Fund and have not received the News, 
please advise me. 

If you have not contributed to the Fund, 
please do not forget, it is important and so 

During the Christmas holidays at Sea 
Island, I discovered that Miss McLaws is 
spending the winter there with General and 
Mrs. King. 

Emma Clyde Hodge and her husband, Ed- 
win, are making a plane trip to South Ameri- 
ca this month to be gone several weeks, fly- 
ing all over! Em has quite a family, three 
lovely daughters and six grandchildren. 

Frances Richardson Pitcher, her husband 
and son have an apartment in New York 
this winter. They also have a charming 
home at Londonderry. Vermont where Sue 
Hardie Bell and Mayo Thach Tarpley visited 
with them last summer. 

We extend sincere sympathy to Frances 
Richardson Pitcher on the loss of her mother 
just before Christmas; to Florence Coffin 
Gillem of Birmingham, Alabama, and her 
daughter Florence GiUcm Pressley (Sweet 
Briar. 42g), on the death of Jennings Gillem, 
a very fine and outstanding man, a devoted 
husband and father; and to Sarah Cooper of 
Hopkinsville, Kentucky on the loss of her 

Sue Slaughter and Mary Pinker ton Kerr 
are ever faithful with news. She has bought 
and restored a house within the last year, her 
activities are many; yet she manages to give 
time to Sweet Briar and her old friends. 

Bess Crammer Torrey had a good Christ- 
mas in Cleveland with Donald Jr. and his 
family. Carl, stationed at Topeka, Kansas, 
was able to get leave and join them for a 
family reunion. 

Mary Pinker ton Kerr writes that she is 
still in Charlottesville. Her son, James, 
graduated at the University of Virginia last 
June and is working in Norfolk. 

Mary sees Dr. Harley and reports that she is 
still the delightful, brilliant personality we 
all love to remember. 

Best wishes for 1952. Will see you in 1953. 

Class Secretary: Julia Belville (Mrs. Jona- 
than Yerkes) 293 5 Grand Avenue. Jackson- 
ville, Florida. 

Fund Agent: Grace Callan (Mrs. William 
L. Bond) 1 149 Ardsley Road, Schenectady. 
N. Y. 

1952 brings little news of '14, but it was 
good to find one of our "lost" members. 
Eleanor Furman Hudgens. We had a wonder- 
ful "do you remember?" conversation. She has 
a married daughter, grandchildren, and a son 
who graduates from Princeton in June. 

A card from Elizabeth Green Shepherd says 
she is still working hard in her Washington 
shop, and is the proud mother of four children 
and five "grands." Her latest grandbaby is Vir- 
ginia Shepherd Scott, daughter of Elizabeth 
Scott. S. B. C, 1943. 

In November, I spent a most delightful 
week-end at TTie Boxwood Inn. The high- 
light of my visit being the Senior Show, a 
well done and entertaining musical comedy. 

I am returning in June for commencement 
and the graduation of our daughter, Becky, 
and our niece, Catherine. Do come and join 
me there. In the meantime, let's work to 
help Grace Callan have a one hundred per 
cent contribution from every member of "14 
for the Scholarship Fund. 

191 5 
Class Sectvtary: Frances W. Pennypacker. 
517 Main Street, Phoenixville, Pa. 
Fund Agent: Anne M. Schutte (Mrs. L. H. 
Holt), 1301 Homestead Lane, Lancaster, Pa. 
It is with deep sorrow that I must announce 
the death of Jessie Rucker, '1 5, of Paris, 
Texas, on March 8, 195L Another death of 
interest to 1915 is that of Dr. Tom Peete 
Cross, the world-famed authority on the 
legends of King Arthur, at Aylett, Pa. Dr. 
Cross taught English at Sweet Briar during 
our Freshman year and was a most exciting 


March, 19 52 


Harriett Eiaus Wyckoi-f, I Tg, with her 
sons, daughten-in-law and grandchildren. 

teacher and fascinating lecturer in his favorite 
field at that lime, the American ballad. 

A note from Ruth Cori- Neff, '16, told me 
of the marriage of her daughters, Jean on 
October, 1949, and Ruth Ellen in June, 19 H. 
Jean has a baby and lives in East Orange, 
N. J., and Ruth Ellen lives near the Neffs in 

Margaret Grant 'I6g, returned from Europe 
in November and made the acquaintance of 
her new little blonde, blue-eyed granddaugh- 
ter. Her son, Harry, is in the Army and 
Psggy is working in New York and lives 
with Margaret. 

Dr. Mary K. Benedict is spending the win- 
ter in Amherst and has retired from medical 
work. She has a room in the home of Mrs. 
Gatling and is right next to Mrs. Dew. She 
lunches at the Sweet Briar Inn and sees her 
friends on the campus there. She reports that 
Dr. Harley spent Thanksgiving with the 
Walkers. Miss Morenus has taken an apart- 
ment in Lynchburg. 

Faye Abrubam Pethick, '17, sent me a pic- 
ture of her grandchildren, Sandra, Faye, and 
Roger, Jr., the children of Mary Vvibick 
Robinson '3 S. 

Miss Hull and Miss Howland expect to 
spend the winter at Sweet Briar, but perhaps 
go to Florida if they feel the cold too greatly. 

Louise P. Weisiger, 'Mg, is enjoying her 
work. She was looking forward to the 
arrival of her nephew, Ben, and his wife for 
Christmas. Ben was an adorable little boy 
who used to visit at Sweet Briar in "our day, ' 
and is now teaching at Mary Washington 
College in Fredericksburg, Virginia. 

Margaret Leu is lliompson. A, is busy re- 
decorating her house in Lewiston, Idalio. Last 
summer they visited Lake Pend d'Oreille, one 
of the many beautiful lakes in the state. 

I have just been appointed president of 
our reorganized Woman's Auxiliary at St. 
Peter's until such time as we have election 
of officers, and keep busy with this and other 
church work, house and garden, and civic 

I expect to go to a dinner in Wilmington 
on February 1st which the Sweet Briar group 
is giving for Mrs. Pannell wlien she speaks 
to the AAUW. I went to the Sweet Briar Day 
luncheon there in December and enjoyed 
seeing some of the girls I used to know there 
in the Sweet Briar Club. 

Let me jog your memory and remind you 
that it is not too late to send your contri- 
bution to the Alumnae Fund, if you have for- 
gotten it. 

Class Secretary: Frances Kenney (Mrs. Car- 
los E. Lyon) 64 Southmoreland Place, Deca- 
tur, Illinois. 

Fuuii Agent: Heliin Beeson (Mrs. Francis 
M. Comer) 32 S Limestone Street, Maysville, 

A large and luminous halo is due Geraldine 
Jonci Lewis! Bless her, she wrote me loluii- 
tarily in October, and how I wish you all 
would acquire that habit. She went to 
Denver in September to bring her mother 
home from a summer's stay in nearby Boulder. 
Her three daughters had been in Denver — 
"Pat" returned to the Air Corps there, Jones 
enrolled for the summer session at Denver 
University, and Rebecca kept them com- 
pany. Jones is now back in Texas State 
College For Women as a sophomore. "Gerry" 
does a sitter stint often for the son Robert's 
four-year-old Melissa. 

Carolyn Freiburg Marcus' good intentions 
finally bore fruit, and how delighted I was 
to hear from her. She and Herbert live on 
their farm near Montgomery, Ohio, raise 
registered Holsteins and ship milk. Their fine 
family of four has scattered. Martha, the 
oldest daughter, lives in Los Angeles with 
her own little circle of husband and baby 
girl. The son, a college graduate, married, 
and "Dad" to a baby girl, is at Ohio State 
University studying for his Ph. D. in animal 
genetics. Ellin graduated from Radclitfe in 
1949, worked at The Institute of Contem- 
porary Art for two years, and now is at 
Radcliffe studying for her M. A., with a side 
course in sculpture at the Museum School. 
"Mickey" is a senior at R ad cliff e where she 
is vice-president of the Student Council and 
on the staff of Harvard's daily Tbe Crim- 
son. To top off all that educational surge, 
Carolyn's husband is finishing study for his 
Ph. D. in psychology at the University of 
Cincinnati and is doing co-ordinating work 
at General Hospital there. Carolyn fills any 
spare moments with weaving. With the chil- 
dren away she can luxuriate in plenty of space 
for her various looms. The Marcus family 
has spent the last four summers in the West. 
Carolyn invites any of you who pass through 
Cincinnati to call her and spend some time 
with them. 

"Beeson" (Helen Beeson Comer) wrote a 
note on the Alumnae Fund letter. Their 
daughter Kitty has transferred from Notre 
Dame of Maryland to the University of Ken- 
tucky — a delight to them, since they can 
see her quite often. "Beeson" keeps busy 
with "the usual round" and gives much time 
to Bloodmobile and Hospital Auxiliary work. 

Helen Mason Smith wrote that her daugh- 
ter brought her Sweet Briar roommate to 
spend Thanksgiving with them. You remem- 
ber Helen "Junior" won a Sweet Briar 
scholarship in 1950. She loves Sweet Briar. 

Margaret Higb Norment, Paris, Texas, rates 
another gold star with her prompt reply. 
Her big news was that their older son, who 
had been recalled to military service, was 
to be released before Christmas. With the 
younger son at hand and in business with 
his father, the family was looking forward 
to a truly happy Christmas together. 

Though Mattoon, Illinois is a very short 
distance away, Helen Guthrie Montgomery 
and I have failed to wangle a personal chat 
and must resort to the written word. Helen 
says that she and George had returned recently 
from New York, where they thoroughly en- 
joyed various theatre productions. 

Helen Johnston Jones, Richmond, Va., is 
justifiably proud of her son who has been 
awarded a fellowship at the University of 

Rebecca ("Becky") MacGeorge Bennett 
brings us up to date on their Merion, Pa., 
family. Their older son is in his second year 
of medical school at the University of Penn- 
sylvania. The younger son is a senior at 
Amherst and captain of the basketball team. 
A recent tour of Fairmont Park historic houses 
had been an enjoyable event for Becky. 

A beautifully-phrased "Happy New Year" 
came from Helen Sackctt in Chicago, witK 
the comment that she had no personal or 
classmate news. Continuing as executive 
secretary for Kappa Alpha Theta's national 
organization speaks for itself. We can readily 
surmise how efficient she must be. 

Isabel \7ebh Lu0 of Cleveland, Ohio, wrote 
that she and her husband vacationed in Hot 
Springs last July, as is their custom. They 
drove over to Sweet Briar for a day and 
thought it the very best part of a wonder- 
ful trip. 

The Lyon Christmas was a wonderful one 
because Barbara's family came from Pitts- 
burgh and "Corby" was here from Duke 
University. The expected baby arrived in 
Pittsburgh in October and we all were over- 
joyed to welcome a baby girl as "target" 
and idol for the two little boys. She was 
named "Corliss Frances" — a sort of double- 
barreled namesake for us doting grandparents. 
Corby is finding the days too short this year, 
being enmeshed in several officer and commit- 
tee jobs, and junior year engineering present- 
ing a major challenge. He had a very inter- 
esting week-end in November, as representa- 
tive to the National Interfraternity Council 
at Old Point Comfort. Virginia. 

Plan to go to Florida soon. Blessings on all 
of you in 19S2! 

Class Secretary and Fund Agent: Maynette 
RozELLE (Mrs. J. A. Stephenson), 6301 W. 
66th, Overland Park. Kansas, 

Dear '21: 

This is being written the day after Christ- 
mas and a week after moving to a new house. 

The following classes are at 
present without Class Secre- 
taries. Since this section seems 
to be the most popular of the 
entire magazine, I hope that 
someone from these classes will 
volunteer to serve until the next 
class reunion and election of 

Academy — Special, 1916, 
1925, 1930, 


Alumnae Netvs 

If it is incoherent, please use your imagina- 
tions. We put our home on the market and 
after several months we were free to buy 
our present ranch house away out in the 

Betty Cole — "No news except I have been 
out of circulation for four months with a 
detached retina. I must say one gets a good 
rest — too good — but I would not recommend 

Marion Shafer Wadhams (Shafe) — "We've 
bought a darling Cape Cod House, all on one 
floor for Pa and me to grow old in . . . 
We're in the baby business, in sixteen months 
we have had four grandchildren. Certainly 
we are an expanding group and we love it. 
It's exciting, but exhausting." 

Letti McLemore — "Lecti Shoop's daughter, 
Betty, has an engagement ring. My older 
daughter is a social worker for the Hospital 
Association here. My other girl is a Junior 
at the University of North Carolina. Kate 
Cordes and Bud were in Suffolk this Fall. 
Mattie Hammond's girl married Florine Gil- 
bert's son in September." 

Ophelia Short Seward — "Betsy Heath (our 
oldest daughter) presented us with a darling 
granddaughter July 3 0th, and on September 
17th we took Susan to Sweet Briar to begin 
her freshman year. I talked to Kat Penniwell 
when I went to Dover this summer. 

Dorothy Powell — "You know all about me 
as we occasionally have lunch together and 
hash over our problems. Mine for the time 
being are concerned with the Law Library and 
the 30,000 books I have charge of." 

Gert Pauly — "Tlie big event in our family 
is a wedding in May. Mary is engaged to a 
very outstanding young doctor. Last year 
we took a car to Europe and toured the 
continent for two months." 

Rhoda Allen — "John is in his sophomore 
year at Princeton, having graduated from 
Lawrenceville. Ann is married to a young 
doctor in the New York Hospital and lives in 
the city, John and I had a wonderful- five 
weeks trip to the Dominican Republic, Virgin 
Islands, and Trinidad last spring. In Novem- 
ber we went to Bermuda." 

Edith Darrell — "Last year I visited my 
sister, Ruth, in New York. Home for a 
few nights and back for Ruth's son's wedding. 
On March 2 3 rd, I flew to Salzberg, Austria, to 
visit my daughter whose husband was sta- 
tioned there with the army. Flew to 
London for a week. There I saw a lot of 
Dotty Job who teaches school near London. 
She had a Sweet Briar party for me — six 
of us including Miss Gascoigne, our old 
hockey teacher. Home — to New York and 
drove to Sewanee for my son's graduation. 
To Michigan for some time — returned home 
recently, and that is the way my life seems 
to have gone these last few months." 

Dotty Job, Edith reports, was visiting in 
the United States last summer in Kentucky 
and Florida. 

Catherine Hanitch — "I am one of those 
people they call a 'medical tech.' For a good 
many years, I have been working at a 
600-bed T. B. Sanitarium not far from our 
house in the country." 

Kat Penniwell — "Am waiting for my first 

grandchild. Jane was married last December. 
Our son, Howard III, is graduating at West- 
minster School." 

Ethel Hornsey — "My family is still intact, 
the twins are seniors at Baldwin school, John 
in the 8th grade. 

Jo Ahara — "I am going to visit my daugh- 
ter in Connecticut for Christmas and the 
advent of a grandchild in January." 

Gertrude Thams — "Had such a nice visit 
with Miss Howland and Miss Hull this last 
spring. Same as ever." 

Florence Dowden — "Like yours, my life is 
also tied up wth my husband's career. We 
spent the summer in Cape May trying to 
finish up a manuscript. In July, we went to 
the Powder River basin to prospect for fossils 
in an area larger than New Jersey. My son, 
Thurston, 16, decided he had seen far too 
little of the North American continent by 
auto, so he left us by English bike at Casper 
for what we later learned was "parts un- 
known." A certain body of water at Los 
Angeles ended the tour of 1,300 miles. 

During the Christmas holidays I took my 
family to Sweet Briar for the first time. 
Everything was as I wanted to find it again — 
except for those saplings in front of the 
Refectory. My pleasure was complete in 
finding Miss Howland, who has played an 
all-Important role in my life." 

So — '2Iers, there is your news. If you've 
neglected to send in your check to Sweet Briar, 
please do it now. It's been fun getting your 
letters and I hop you all have a touch of nos- 
talgia for days surely good and sadly old in. 
reading the above. 



Cluss Secretary: Marion Walker (Mrs. L. K. 

Neidllnger) 3 Elm Street, Hanover, New 


Fiiud Agent: Alice Babcock (Mrs. Charles 
I. Simons) Box 388, Columbia, South Caro- 

Several welcome post cards came back this 
time in answer to the call for news and I 
am indeed grateful. It was good to hear from 
Loiette Hamptoti Hume. Her older boy, 
Hampton, lives in Miami and has three chil- 
dren. Loiette, daughter, has been married 
three years, graduated from Vanderbilt and 
is now taking a teacher's course at Peabody. 
Foster, younger son, is in Air Cadet training, 
at Pensacola. Loiette sounds busy — mostly 
church work. 

Martha Falk Shaffer writes that her son, 
Robert, has been at Babson Institute, Wellesley, 
Mass., but has left for the Army and now is 
in Artillery School, Fort Sill Okla. David, 
15, is a sophomore in High School, busy 
with basketball and caring for the riding 
horses and a colt. Martha and her husband 
took off February 1 for California and 
Hawaii for a month. 

A card came from Ruth Tiske Steegar with 
the news that Julia Bcfiner Moss and her 
husband, Jim, flew out to California re- 
cently to their daughter's wedding. The 
Steegars are going to visit the Mosses in 
Media, Pa., over Washington's birthday so 
will hear ail about it then. Ruth also hopes 

to see Elizabeth Hnher Welch, while she is 
there. She is spreading the word, I trust, 
COMjE back in JUNE. 

Clara Hogans Keepers is the delighted 
grandmother of a brand new baby girl, 
her daughter, Joanne's baby. Clara says she 
is an angel and they are all on cloud No. 5. 

Edith Bodley Stites writes she is still very 
contented with the occupation but not the 
appellation of "house-wife." (Don't we all 
feel that way!) She and her husband play 
quite a little tennis, and fish when they can 
find a trout stream. Also they have taken 
an extension course given by the University 
of Louisville, "History of Civilization," for 
the last two years, to stimulate the brain, 
she says. Four children: Jim passed his bar 
exam last summer, and is now in Naval 
Q. C. S. at Newport, R. I. Ellen is a senior 
at Vassar. (Wonder if she knows Burd 
Dickson Stevenson's daughter, Blair, who 
is also a senior there this year?) Bodley is a 
junior at Williams, and Bill, ten years old, 
keeps the house alive while the other children 
are away. 

Had a Christmas card from Alice Barley 
Clendenning from California. She is living in 
a hotel in Long Beach, near her daughter 
and three grandsons and enjoying them all 

I don't believe any of us realize the time 
and effort that Alice Babcock Simons spends 
over our class Alumnae Fund. We certainly 
aren't helping her much. We should, you 
know, for we all do love Sweet Briar and by 
contributing to the Fund, can show a spark 
of interest that will not only encourage those 
who are working for it, but help our College y 
and support the cause of private education. 

Class Secretary: Gertrude Geer (Mrs. Clark 
L. Bassett) 77 Lochmoor Blvd., Grosse Pointe 
Shores, Detroit 3 0, Michigan. 
Fjimi Agent: Lydia Purcell (Mrs. Frederic 
Wilmer) 1921 Stuart Avenue, Richmond 20, 

'23 really came across and I'ni proud of 
us! I surely hope the next group to whom I 
shall write will be as cooperative. 

Mrs. Clarke Bassett makes me envious, 
for she is already a grandmother to a wee 
"Margie." Marjorie Milligan Bassett has thres 
children ; James, a naval officer and graduate 
of Dartmouth, Susan, and Harriet. Marjorie 
herself is a volunteer member of the National 
Staff of the American Red Cross which 
involves visiting chapters in several states. We 
have fun sending greetings from one Clark 
Bassett to another. 

Jane Lee Best has a son and daughter who 
visited Sweet Briar with her last June on 
their way home from Fishburne Military 
School at Waynesboro, Virginia. 

Lorna Weber DowUng writes of enjoying 
the Council meetings at Sweet Briar. '23 is 
proud of her! Lorna's son is a medical 
student and was married in June. 

Marjory Cannon Hills wrote a long fine 
letter. She had a 7,000-mIie trip this fall 
high-lighting Detroit, Niagara Falls, Quebec, 
Sweet Briar and New Orleans. Her first 
Sweet Briar reunion and visit there with Helen 

March, 195 2 


McMahon thrilled her. She has a 6'2" son, 
who finishes at New Mexico Military in June. 
She added "my days are filled to the hilt with 
Spastic League, St. Edmunds Church, Sweet 
Briar alumnae work, golf club and many 
things in between." 

Jo Bechtcl Krugler also wrote. So sorry to 
hear of her loss of her husband a year and a 
half ago. Jo has two daughters, one recently 
married, and the other to whom Jo is talking 
up Sweet Briar. 

Helen McMahon proved that those who are 
the busiest can always find time for one 
thing more. We know how successful she is 
In her work at Sweet Briar, and she is just 
as interested in Camp Glenlaurel in Little 
Switzerland in North Carolina. She is Co- 
Directress and writes there were thirteen 
Sweet Briar alumnae daughters or grand- 
daughters plus counselors at her camp. 

Ellen Brou-n Nichols is Librarian and Vice- 
Principal of Caroline High School in Denton, 
Indiana and has a thirteen-year-old, Ellen 

Louisa Ncu'kirk Stecble also cooperated, 
though it must have been difficult after the 
recent loss of her husband. Please accept our 
condolences, Louisa, you and your fifteen 
year old daughter. 

Helen Welch Tucker tells of two daugh- 
ters, one of whom has published works as a 
poet and authoress. The Welch Candy Co.. 
owned by her brother now ranks seventh as 
the largest candy manufacturers. Helen 
taught Math several years at Louisburg Col- 



Class Secretary: Marian Swannell {Mrs. 

W. G. Wright ) 2616 Montana Street, El 

Paso, Texas. 

Fund Agent: Mary Rich {Mrs. Robert E. 
Robertson) 1406 Bolton Street, Baltimore 17, 

As the present dead-line for the News 
rolls around I am reminded that February is 
the "punch month" for drumming up con- 
tributors to the Alumnae Fund. Our Fund 
Agent writes that she was pleased with last 
year's percentage of donors from our class 
and has great hope that this year we will do 
better. What she is doing takes time and 
hard, detailed work. Let's give her a hand 
by sending in our contributions without being 
further reminded. 

It is with a feeling of deep shock and loss 
that your secretary brings you the news of 
the death of Ada Tyler Moss. Ada died in 
a Norfolk hospital last November 1 3. 

Too late for the October News was a 
letter from Peggy Nelson Lloyd. She was 
at that time in Atlantic City with her 
mother who has lived there since Mr. Nelson's 
death. Peggy commutes between Atlantic 
City and Cincinnati. Peg's daughter. Eliza, 
spent a short time at Sweet Briar and de- 
cided that "marriage was better than college." 
Peg and her husband went to California last 
May and saw Hellen Mowry Fell in San 
Francisco. Hellen is just the same and keeps 
very busy with hospital work and the 
AAUW. Peg also reports that she sees Doro- 

thy Meyers Rixey often and Sue Shnrall 
Logan occasionally. 

Kathryn Kliimpb McGuIre's summer was 
devoted to sending her 15-year-oId daughter, 
Maeve, off to visit friends, collecting her, and 
starting her on the same round again. Kay 
and her husband did get to Chatauqua for a 
long weekend to visit some of their Play- 
house friends and later to Canada for a few 

Mary K'lch Robertson has taken a course 
in Radio from the Production Manager of 
WBAL and had been on the air once when she 
wrote. She expected to be on once a month 
soon on the Women's Civic League program. 

The Wrights managed to get through 
Christmas — no small feat, I need not tell you. 
I have just returned from a ranch in Mexico 
where I attended an out -of-t he- world Fiesta. 

Class Secretary: Martha Close (Mrs. Low- 
ell B. Page) 56S Howell Ave., Cincinnati 20, 

Fund A^ent: Kay Norris (Mrs. Stillman F. 
Kelley, II) "Kearsage," R. F. D. 3, Char- 
lottesville, Virginia. 

Because of my recent illness I was unable 
to send out any cards. Since no one volun- 
teered any news, this letter will be very 

In a Christmas letter Edna Lee Gilchrist 
wrote that she, Joe and the twins spent 
Christmas with Joe's family in Cleveland. 
Kay Klnmph McGuire and her husband, Fred, 
had a party for them. At the Sweet Briar 
luncheon, she saw Jeanette Hoppinger Schan/. 

Ellen Newell Bryan's daughter, Newell, is 
a Freshman at Sweet Briar this year and 
according to Edna, is a darling. 

Kitty Blo7int Andersen wrote that she an^ 
Fred were about to leave for the West Coast 
and then on to Hawaii, returning by way 
of Los Angeles. 

As for me and mine, I am gradually regain- 
ing my strength and health, so life looks 
pretty promising right now. Our older son, 
Lowell, is still at Michigan State, but for how 
long, we have no idea. His draft deferment is 
up June 13, so we have our fingers crossed. 

Please don't wait for cards from me In 
the future. Send on all and any news as 
quickly as possible. 

Class Secretary: Margaret Cramer (Mrs. 
W. B. Crane, Jr.), 50 Verplank Ave., Stam- 
ford, Connecticut. 

Fund Agent: Daphne Bunting (Mrs. L. K. 
Blair), 42 Kenwood Avenue, Worcester, 

Reunion Chairman: Elizabeth Mathews 
(Mrs. H. A. Wallace, Jr.), 327 Professional 
Building, Charleston, West Virginia. 

Our 2 5th reunion Is going to be the most 
spectacular that Sweet Briar has ever seen. 
Don't miss it! 

However, before Libbo Mathews Wallace 
takes over at the end of this column here 
are some items of interest. 

Miude Adams Smith's son, Lewis, Is a 
senior at Phillips Andover and is planning to 
enter Cornell next September. 

Babe Albers Flotz's eldest son. Tommy, is 
entered in Exeter for next year and Harry 
is enrolled at Culver Summer Camp for the 
coming season. The class of '27 wishes to 
express its deepest sympathy to Babe, whose 
sister, Jule Albers Sparks, passed away very 
suddenly last September. 

Camilla Alsop Hyde took Connie Van Ness 
and me to lunch at the Madison re- 
cently. Camilla looked so young and hand- 
some that she gave Connie and me a new 
lease on life. Camilla, Jr., graduates from 
Mount Vernon Junior College in June. She 
and Lib Wood McMullen's daughter, Betty, 
made their debuts in Richmond on Decem- 
ber 22nd. 

If Madeline Brown Wood's son's (Mac Jr.) 
graduation from the University of Kentucky 
does not interfere, she will be picked up in 
Louisville by one Pauline Payne Backus In 
time to get to our 2Sth festivities. We are 
most anxious to have them with us. Made- 
line's daughter, Beth, is a student at Wil- 
liam and Mary, and loves it. 

Julia Reyncfhis Dreisbach's daughters, Geor- 
gia and Jerry, Jr., go at top speed most of 
the time. Jerry, the younger, a sophomore 
at Sweet Briar, is Student Editor for this, 
our Alumnae News. She is also on the 
Orientation Committee, which Dolly Wal- 
lace (Libbo Mathews' daughter) heads. Geor- 
gia, Sweet Briar, two years; U. of Indiana, 
two years, took an extra semester at the 
University in order to get a "Special Kinder- 
garten License." She began teaching In 
February. Both Georgia and Jerry were 
counsellors at Dan and Helen Mac's camp 
last summer. 

One of Greeno's (Margaret Gi'een Runyon) 
sons is in college and the other is headed for 
Princeton next year. Greeno takes time off 
from her real estate business to do exciting 
things, such as cruising on a 72-foot twin 
diesel yacht from Baltimore to Cape Cod last 

Gwin Harris Tucker's son, James Scott, is 
a cadet at Culver Military Academy. Her 
daughter, Patricia Scott, is spending six 
months In Paris with Colonel and Mrs. Hamp- 
ton. Colonel Hampton is on Eisenhower's 

Mary Kelly Vizard's three boys are hand- 
some critters, the two oldest arc six footers 
and students at Yale. 

Maggie Leigh Hobbs had a busy fall. After 
visiting Peggy on Parents' Day at Sweet Briar, 
Maggie visited Bobby at Woodbury Forest. 
There she saw Elizabeth Copclaud Norfleet, 
'3 0g, and "Pet" Sbeppard Nash, '29g, both 
of whom have sons at Woodbury. Shortly 
after that, when Woodbury was playing. 
Episcopal High in Alexandria, Maggie ran 
Into Rhetta Nelson Weston, 26g, whose son 
is a student at E. H. S. 

Peter Fink (Ellse Morley's son) is a fresh- 
man at Wharton School of the University of 
Pennsylvania. Elise, Jr., is at Miss Hall's in 
Pittsfield, Mass. John, 11, and Margaret Ann, 
9, are keeping their parents from being lone- 


Aliinniac News 

Jane Kid tile Thornton hopes to enter her 
daughter, Minii, in Sweet Briar next year. 

The Durhams (Jo Snowclon) continue to 
be a great asset to this part of the country. 
Taylor graduates from Middlesex in June. 

Jo went to Westchester Sweet Briar day: 
"Mary Marshall Hobson and her adorable 
daughter were there." I concur — Sue is an 
inspiration to all alumnae daughters. 

Did you know that Marjorie Stonv Neigh- 
bors' daughter, Carolyn, is a Freshman at 
Sweet Briar? 

As you probably know, Mary Elizabeth 
Turner Baker and Lisle are the parents of 
four children. Betty made her debut this 
year and is a Sophomore at Wellcsley, . Louise 
is a Junior at Collegiate Preparatory School 
and is entered at Sweet Briar. Robert Lisle is 
nine, and Mary Stuart, seven. 

Sara ion Schillhig Stanley's boys are both 
away at school, Jimmy at Deerfield, and 
Peter, at Fay. Meredith, her daughter, at- 
tends St. Catherine's in Richmond. 

Beth Williams Cadigan continues her ab- 
sorbing job at the Meade Art Building at 
Amherst College. Jeanne, her eldest, is a 
Senior at Wheelock College in Boston. Judy, 
18, is an enthusiastic freshman at Colby 
College in Waterville, Maine. Beth's son. 
Dick, 14, is president of the Student Council 
and half-back on the football team of his 
Junior High SchooU 

Correction: Charles Bayne, one of Peggy 
Williams Bayne's two sons, is 17, and not 
11, as was printed in the June Alumnae, 

As for the careerists among our alumnae 
— congratulations are in order to Louise Har- 
per ("Dickie"), who has completed twenty- 
five years in business and hopes to have an 
equally successful twenty-five more for the 
Harper Shoe Co., Inc. Peg Reinhold, '26g, 
spent Thanksgiving with the Harpers. 

Elizabeth Ca/es Wall's antique shop "The 
Ark" is in the mountain-top resort of High- 
lands, North Carolina. While in Highland, 
Cates saw Rhetta Nelson Weston. 26g, and 
Rebecca Ashcrajt Warren, '26. 

Also worthy of note is Elizabeth Cox John- 
son who wrote in December, that she was 
busy coral ling alumnae to donate blood 
at the Red Cross on December 6th, the day 
Sweet Briar students were giving theirs on 

Esther Dickinson Robbins and Emily ]onc^ 
Hodge are active members of the Sweet Briar 
Alumnae club in Wilmington. They plan 
to have a spree in New York soon. They 
will also be on hand for our 2 5th. 

There seem to be a number of globe trot- 
ters in our midst. Nar Warren Taylor had 
an exciting summer in Europe, dashing 
through England, Holland, Belgium, Switzer- 
land, Italy and France. Last November, when 
Nar Warren was attending the Headmistress 
Association meetings in Detroit, her picture 
was in the Detroit paper. Elise Morley Fink 
sent it on for our scrapbook. We hope that 
Nar Warren will arrange her schedule at 
Milwaukee-Downer Seminary so that she will 
be able to come to our 2 5 th. 

The editor reserves the right to 
edit class notes. 

All the Gilchrists gathered together for the 
Holidays, Marge and Tom Chandler from 
Charleston, West Virginia, and Edna and 
Joe, with Judy and Joan from Sweet Briar — 
in Cleveland, with Mr. and Mrs. Gilchrist 
and Bebe and Dick with young Dan Barnes. 
Incidentally, Mr. and Mrs. Gilchrist cele- 
brated their 50th wedding anniversary in 

All the Hodges (Emily Jones) made an 
enviable trip last summer to Glacier National 
Park, Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper — 7,300 
miles in all. 

The Blairs {Daphne Bunting) spent their 
Christmas holidays in Toronto with Daphne's 
brothers and sisters. 

Ruth Lowrance Street and her husband 
had a marvelous trip to Fort Worth, San An- 
tonio and El Paso with three days in their old 
home town of Brownsville, where she and Gor- 
don also spent the first five years of their 
married life — from there to Houston and back 
home, stopping at New Orleans. 

Claire Manner Arnold reports that she 
sees Lib Mather Chaplin occasionally. When 
Jane Gilmer Guthery and Paul called on the 
Arnolds recently, plans were laid for June. 

As to those planning on reunion — here's 
good news from Billy Quisenberry Marks. 
"Tootie" Maybauk Williams and Billy plan 
to pick up Sally Jamison and Claire Manner 
Arnold when they head for the coming fes- 

"Tinka" Catherine Johnson Brehme writes 
from California that she hopes to make THE 

Time's a- was ting if you are not making 
or completing your plans for our TWENTY- 
FIFTH. So with that thought in mind the 
remainder of this column comes straight 

The last name is overwhelmed over the 
interest expressed in our 2 5th. This credit 
goes to M. C. C. for serving us as secretary 
these past years and keeping us in touch with 
each other. 

The dates are: June 1, 2 and 3. 

In an effort to give you a cross section of 
quotes here are a few; 

Elizabeth Forsyth: "I am planning to be 
at 27's twenty-fifth reunion, if possible." 

Esther Robbins: "I certainly do hope and 
expect to be at Sweet Briar next commence- 

Lib Wooil McMullen: "I shall do my best 
to get there for the '2 5th. 

Connie Van Ness: "The 2 5th, I wouldn't 
miss for the world. I'm still enjoying several 
vivid pictures of our last reunion." 

Emily Jones Hodge: "Hope to see you next 

Claire Manner Arnold: "I do want to come 

next June — I believe Tootie and Sally and 
Billy Quisenberry and of course, Jane Guth- 
ery and Ruth Daniels will be on hand." 

Tootie Maybank Williams: "I am count- 
ing on being at Reunion in June." (Too- 
tie has a niece at Sweet Briar this year — 
Derrill Maybank — Marian Taber married 
Tootie's brother. ) 

Kitty Wilson Garnctt: "Plan to be there 
next June." 

Peggy Williams Bayne; "I am almost cer- 
tainly planning to be at our 2Sth reunion 
and have notified my family to that effect." 

Evelyn Anderson T'ull has round robin let- 
ters crossing country like mad. Jerry Rey- 
nolds Dreisbach is also devoting her "cor- 
respondence time" on our behalf. Kitty Wil- 
son Garnett will be our song leader. 

Class Secretary: Betty Moore (Mrs. Arthur 
Yates Schilling) 1011 Childs Ave, Drexel 
Hill, Pennsylvania. 

Fnml A,^cnt: Marion Jayne (Mrs. Carlos 
Berguido) 1 3 5 Rose Lane, Haverford. Penn- 

Almost all of the news for this issue has 
come from Marion Jayne Berguido. 

Kitty Bri^htbill Biltz is working very hard 
as an Alumna Representative in this area. I 
went with her to "College Night" at Upper 
Darby High School and I can see why she is 
such a success as a mother of two duaghters 
and a crackerjack insurance saleswoman. At 
our Sweet Briar Day luncheon on the 28th, 
she was eloquent in her appreciation of her 
four years at S. B. C. Last summer in Wil- 
liamsburg, she saw Ann ShcpherJ Lewis who 
had just previously visited Winifred West 

Marion Jayut- Berguido's second daughter, 
Joan (her first, Jayne, went to S. B. for a 
year and is attending the University of Penn- 
sylvania) is a freshman at Wheaton, along 
with Betty Burroughs, daughter of Lib 
Jackson Ohrstrom. Lib lives at The Plains, 
Virginia, also the home of Elizabeth Robins 
Foster who just restored "Glenville" to its 
original beauty. Marion's husband is a mem- 
ber of the Development Committee. 

Squeak Marned Ross gets East several times 
a year to see her son, Peter, who is a stu- 
dent at Princeton. Squeak saw Lou Bristol 
Lindeman last spring, and sees Betty Prcscoft 
Baich and Conkie Conklin Knowles from time 
to time. A letter from Kitty Lead beater 
Bloomer wishes me luck and offers to send 
news of her family, if I am hard up. She 
enclosed a letter from Sarah Dance Krook 
who moved in September from Houston, 
Texas, to Toronto, Canada. She likes living 
above the border and says that her daughter, 
1 5, and son, 12, have adjusted themselves 
wonderfully to Canadian schools. She sees 
Clayton Callouay Burton who has four at- 
tractive children. Another resident of Toron- 
to is Dorothy Bunting. Virginia Culver Mann 
has moved to Waban, Massachusetts. 

Sue Jelley Dunbar wrote from Milan, Italy. 
Her letter is so exciting that I'll quote 
from it: "... since I married in 1948, my 

March, 1952 


husbanj and I have traveled almost sixty 
thousand miles — business — and he is not a 
traveling salesman. We spent fourteen months 
in Japan directly after a hurried trip to 
Germany and France; went home by way of 
Hong Kong, Siam, Singapore, India, and 
Egypt; had got unpacked when we imme- 
diately had to come over here last March — 
so you see, home these days is where you 
hang your hat overnight." 

Muggsie Nclnis Locke is still in Mobile. 

Cliiii Sccii'/ary: Mary Archhr Bi an (Mrs. 
James Van Deusen Eppes) 447 Heckcwelder 
Place. Bethelehem, Pennsylvania. 
i'/niil /\}icnt: (Temporary) 

Last fall I spent an interesting morn- 
ing at Ella Parr Phillips Slate's New 
York apartment. She had heard from Peggy 
Tim merman Burlin, who lives in St. Louis, 
where hL-r husband teaches Art at Washing- 
ton University. Ella Parr also said that Julia 
Wilson had spent the summer in Europe. 
Ella Parr keeps busy with nine-year-old Sallie, 
and does lots of social service and church 
work. After lunch with a Shipley classmate 
( I've just been made a member of their 
Executive Board) . I went out to Rhode 
Allcu Worden's, '21g, lovely Larchmont home 
and spent the night. Their son, John, is a 
sophomore at Princeton. 

Last fall some friends from Boston drove 
my sister, Helen Bean Emery. '3 4g, and me 
down to Charlottesville to hear our brother 
speak to a medical group about Dr. Walter 
Reed. Billy and his wife, Abigail Shcpanf, 
'5 5g, were already ensconced at the Byrd 
Lea veil's (Nancy Biitzucr, '34g) when we 

Recently Helen and I were in New 
York for the day. We lunched with Alice 
Dahiicy Parker, '3 2g, who had come up 
from Franklin. Virginia, and was staying 
with Dr. Betty Allen Magruder, '3 2g, while 
she went on a shopping and theatre 

Lucille Burks Hopkins writes, "The Howard 
Hopkins have returned from a Caribbean 
cruise." Her husband is a Utility Engineer. 
Lucille is International Relations Chairman of 
the Women's Club, of Loiiisville, and her 
other main interests are church and garden- 

Mary Eunice Armstrong Allen lives in 
Maracaibo, Venezuela, where her husband is 
a civil engineer with the Creole Petroleum 
Corporation. Her baby, Ann Elizabeth is now 
two years old. "Pinkie" has kept up with 
Flo Broufj Elton, '31, who lives in Brook- 
line, Massachusetts. Her son, Sumner Elton, 
Jr.. is a curly headed blonde of three. I also 
saw the Carter Rowcs (Mary Moore, '34g) 
who had Mary's sister Elizabeth from North 
Carolina in Brookline for a visit. 

Betty Aruold Wright lives in Lawrence, 
Kansas. Her children are Sue, 16; Larry, 14, 
and Linda, 7. She has been president of the 
City P. T. A. Council for two terms and 
is a member of the state board of P. T. A., 
as well as a member of the Board of Educa- 
tion. She graduated from the Kansas Univer- 
sity Law School and her husband is a Life 
Insurance broker. He has been a Trustee of 

the National Life Insurance Association for 
the past two years and prior to that was a 
member of the Kansas legislature for two 

Lisa Giiif-oti Shinberger has four children, 
Adelaide 11, Mary Baird 6, and the twin 
babies, Jane Randolph and John Barclay. 
Louise Dailey Sturhahn and her husband 
have bought a lovely farm with an old 
stone house only a few miles from their 
Rectory in Purcellville, and are now perma- 
nent residents there, much to their joy. 
Louise writes of her children Joan, age 20, 
and Edward, Jr., 1 7. The former is in 
Miami working for National Airlines, thy 
latter is a student at Baylor. Louise writes 
that Ed is devoting full time to farm- 
ing. "We have about 3,000 acres in Loudoun 
County near Round Hill . . . in the throes 
of remodelling. It is wonderful being near 
Lisa and Baird and we see them as often as 
we can." 

Sallie Cull I sou Jamison's children are John 
Callison, 16, and Helene, 14. She writes that 
Frances Pnckctt Polan is in a critical condi- 

Virginia Lee Campbell Clinch writes "I 
took my 1 T-year-old daughter and visited 
at S. B. C. for a couple of days this summer. 
My son, who graduates from Leiand Stan- 
ford this June will have to go on active 
duty with the Air Corps." 

I had a sweet card from Mrs. Dora Neill 
Raymond. Maria Bemiss Hoar sent a picture 
of her charming trio, Tommy, Susie and 
Cathy. She lives in Pittsburgh and says they 
are all busy and happy and involved in com- 
munity activities. 

Virginia Hodgson Sutliff wrote last fall, 
"Am still in a daze over the glories of 
Parents Day. Sweet Briar never looked love- 
lier. From our class I saw Betty Bryan Stock- 
ton, Louise Chapman Plamp and Amelia 
Mollis Scott, complete wi:h daughters. Chap- 
pie is lucky enough to have twins. Lib Lank- 
ford Miles went west along with me. Maggie 
Leigh Hobbs and Lib Mathews Wallace were 
present as representative parents of 1927. 
Lib and I stayed with Gert Prior in her 
lovely home, which certainly added to 
the enjoyment of our visit." Virginia was 
back at Sweet Briar in January to say good- 
by to Shirley, 'S ^, just prior to sailing with 
Cal, 12, to join her husband in Japan. 

Ann Gary Harmon Biggs lives at Dclray 
Beach, Florida, in the winter and lazewell, 
Virginia, in the summer. Her husband is a 
coal operator. "After Sweet Briar I worked 
a year for Edwin Gould foundation for 
children in New York. Then as a good 
excuse to spend another winter there, I 
got an M. A. at Columbus in Economics. 
Since I've been married we've lived in 
New York, Arizona, Baltimore, and finally 
settled in Virginia and Florida. As for the 
progeny, Mary, aged, IS, is tall, pretty, very 
reliable and a good student. John is 12, 
lots of fun. but a spasmodic student. Six 
years ago on March 14th, Mary's birthday I 
astounded the populace by producing Jim 
and Ann. June before last I was at Sweet 
Briar for my niece's graduation and was really 

thrilled to see the place again and delighted 
to see a few familiar faces." 

Julia Harrison Watts lives in Washington, 
but has a beautiful summer home near 
Annapolis. Her husband is professor of Neu- 
rological Surgery at George Washington Uni- 
versity and also has an extensive private 
practice. Their children are James III, 10, 
and Randolph Harrison, 6. 

Katherine "Gypsy" Smith Boothe has two 
sons. Garland, a sophomore at Princeton, and 
Robert Lee. She has a job as a Real Estate 
Broker in the Plain field. New Jersey area. 
Garland, her husband, is a lawyer and ac- 
countant. She writes, "I see Lee Sidman 
Smith quite often since she moved to West- 
field, and — I saw 'Funnie' Edmands Thoma 
when we were in Chicago. She spent a week 
with us in Plymouth. Massachusetts just be- 
fore we moved to Westfield. Garland is 
treasurer of the University of Virginia club 
in New York City." 

I was in Richmond for an hour one after- 
noon where I had tea with Nora Lee Antrim. 
It was so nice to see Mrs. Antrim and Mar- 
garet Moncurc Johnson again. Elizabeth Lewis 
Reed is entranced with her new home in 

Class Seere/ary. ELii^ABETH Copeland (Mrs. 
Fillmore Norfleet) Woodberry Forest, Va. 
Fund Agent: Gwendolyn Olcott (Mrs. 
George Writer, Jr.) 21 Fifth Ave., Nyack, 
N. Y. 

T'his is my last essay in this position of 
class secretary. 

Diddy Matthews Palmer wrote me a very 
chatty letter and sent me clippings of her 
column, "Very Small Talk," which she 
writes daily for the Charleston Daily Mail. 

Diddy says she helps to run her mother's 
big, old-fashioned house, does her column, and 
exposes herself to all the hazards of her 9-year- 
old son's undertakings — Cub Scouting, and 

I got a simply killing letter from Mac Mac- 
Donald Reynolds. Mac is the writer of another 
column. It runs in the Chattanooga Times. 
She once did a piece on Julia Wilson, 29, 
"who is now a ball of fire in Wall Street." Mac 
went on to tell me that Helen Lawrence 
Vander Horst, '31g, lives in Chattanooga and 
that she arranged a reunion last summer for 
several of "us ex-girls." as Mac calls them, 
including Teresa Atkinson Greenfield, Mary 
Lawrence Sessions, Sue Burnett Davis, Cara- 
lisa Barry Pollard, Mary Sbelton Clark. Bess 
Lowrancc Hill and Mary E. Clemens Porzeliu'i. 

The only other piece of news Mac prof- 
fered was that her son, Jasper, 1 3 , goes to 
a local military school and has never mar- 
ried. I have the same problem. My bachelor 
son is 1 I and goes to Woodberry Forest. 

Mona Stcnc Green wrote me that she saw 
Lindsay P rent is Wood roof e and some of her 
family last September when she went to New 
York to put her daughter, Anne, on the 
Maureiania which took her to Scotl-and for 
Junior Year at Si. Andrews University. Mona's 
Joan is in her second year at Wellesley and her 
son, Mac, in his first year at Northwestern 
Military and Naval Academy, One of the 
people with whom Mona had a real visit 


Alumuac Ncii's 

during lier trip East last fall was Jessie HiiU 
Myers. '3 1g, and her husband, who live in 
Pelham Manor. 1 had a cunning Christmas 
card from Carolyn Martinttalc Blouin from 
the farm in, Maine saying that the three 
childrens' recent measles, her own job in her 
husband's business, and some local politics 
had just about sapped her time and strength, 
but that eventually she would write me all 
about her doings. I eagerly await the time. 

Lucy Shirley Otis wrote that she and 
Leon were going to Bermuda in January. 
She says her Lucy, Jr., aged 10, now plays 
the cello, but that she had to have a quar- 
ter-sized one, due to her tiny size. Her 
little Billy goes to kindergarten, and her 
Leon. Jr., is at the no-soap-no-work stage. 
Bootsie Shirley Patterson has a third little 
girl, and Lucy and her sisters and their 
families meet annually at Pawley's Island, 
S. C. 

Mary Carroll wrote me a note on her 
Christmas card, saying she was going to 
Coles — still in Troy, Ohio. 

As for myself, 1 can say oni.y that 1 am 
still aping Mrs. Chips as the wife of a pri- 
vate school master. We have done nothing 
exciting except keep building our house, 
which can, I think, go on forever. But as 
we do not have to live in it. we can happily 
take our time. 

I recently met Miss Anne Royall who was 
the first Sweet Briar May Queen. She is a 
most delightful creature, still full of the 
piquancy which I am sure made her a per- 
fect choice in 1907 (I believe she said). 

Finally, I wish to bid ail of you an 
affectionate farewell as I retire as class sec- 
retary. Please, someone volunteer, in order to 
make it easier for our very capable and con- 
scientious Alumnae Secretary. It will pay 
vast dividends in the pleasure you yourself 
receive, if you have the same luck and cooper- 
tion as I did, and I am sure everyone will do 
her best to see that you do. 

Class Secretary: Elizabeth S. Clark, 227 
Boston Avenue, Lynchburg, Virginia. 
Fiiml Afieut: Marjorie Webb (Mrs. Law- 
rence Maryanov) 502 Glenburn Avenue. 
Cambridge, Maryland. 

Flora Austin Borg, who was at Sweet Briar 
only one year, writes that she transferred 
to Wellesley, but fell in love and did not 
last long there either. She has two boys who 
are twelve and thirteen. They are living 
in Hackensack, N. J. 

I also learned that Virginia Bristfiv Davis, 
another of our freshman friends has returned 
to her home town of Franklin. Virginia, after 
seven years in Richmond. She has two 
daughters, seven and eight years old. Vir- 
ginia's husband has joined her brother-in- 
law, who owns the family insurance busi- 
ness. Virginia also has a job, in the same 
office in which she worked before she wai 

I had a very interesting Christmas card 
from Naomi Doty Stead written, in verse 
wishing every one a Merry Christmas and 
inviting them to Tuscon. 

Plioebe Koue Peters wrote a tantalizing 
njte. She told of a grand trip that the whole 
family took West last summer. 

Josephine Gibbs Dubois has moved to Dela- 
van, Wisconsin, where her husband is with 
the G. W. Borg Corporation making the 
backing used on nylon for storm coats and 
boots. Jo says she is up to her neck in Cub 
Scouts, PTA and Church work. 

Eda Bainbriii^e McKnight has a son at Taft 
School in Connecticut, and one at home, a 
sophomore in High School in Ho-ho-kus, N. j. 
She and the younger boy sing in the church 
Choir. Eda keeps busy running her house, 
being chairman of the Altar Guild, and 
Vice President of the Local League of Women 

Gail Hiltou Pritchard is established in Arca- 
dia, California, for the duration of her 
husband's tour of duty in Korea. He will 
be there at least a year before returning to 
Japan, so she and Johnny have a long wait 
before they can join him. 

Ella Williams Fauber heard from Mary 
Henderson AverilL and Mildred McCrcury 
Driver. They are both still in South Caro- 
lina, Mary in Columbia, and Millie in Aiken. 
She has two teen-age daughters. Mary says 
that her daughter is showing evidence of 
dramatic talent of a comic nature. 

Ginny Cooke Rea is enjoying her not-quite- 
two-year-old daughter. Says she is a very 
satisfactory child and good company. Ginny 
is President of the Service League in Marion, 
Ohio, which keeps her busy. Her husband, 
Fritz, has bought a house which he is making 
into an office for himself with two apartments 

Mary Caunaday Gore has moved to Nor- 
folk and is teaching Latin at Blair Junior 
High School. 

Marjorie Webb Maryanov has been busy 
with the Alumnae fund on top of her usual 
pursuits. I hope that many of you have 
already sent your contribution and will be 
receiving the Alumnae News. 

Class Secretary: Marjorie Ward (Mrs. George 
H. Cross, Jr.) 2204 West 11th Street, Wil- 
mington, Delaware. 

Fund Afient: Mildred Gibbons, First Nation- 
al Bank Bldg., Tampa, Florida. 

Betsy Hifi^ins Plummer says she is again 
back as a member of the fourth estate, 
returning to the newspaper game in Sep- 
tember — society department of the Tam- 
pa Times. She spent August with her mother 
in Cortland. Frank flew up later and they 
came back togeihcr via New York for ai 
brief whirl. Betsy talked with Mildred Gib- 
bons recently. Mildred saw Mildred Hodiics 
Ferry in Birmingham. Betsy also says that she 
heard from Stuart Grouer Moreno and that she 
and Jack arc back stateside after a whirl in 
Hawaii, which they loved. Jack is now a Navy 
Captain and they are living at the Naval 
Air Station in Alameda. California. 

Sarah Phillips Crenshaw has been to Chi- 
cago with Pete several times this year. Marge 

Ulackie Colthup and Jim drove down to Vir- 
ginia last spring. 

Here is Susannc Gay Linvillc's letter in 
part — "Ed is teaching social studies at the 
High School of Music and Art in N. Y. 
C. Jim is seven and in the second grade. 
He is a tall rangy boy who can't keep stil!.. 
His favorite occupations are riding a bicycle, 
running and watching TV. Jack is five and 
in kindergarten. He is quieter than his 
brother and seems to be musical. He likes 
to cook, he learns it on TV and with my 
help can make quite passable cook!es." 

"Squibby," Virginia Squibb Flynn, is also 
busy with two teen-age sons, with a little 
time left over for club and church work. 
She took her mother to Florida recently and 
had four days of sunshine before going back 
to Stamford. She also ran into Mary Ken- 
nie Goody-Koontz when their husbands were 
"graduating" from Harvard Business Schoolu 

Barbara Munter Purdue is very busy with 
her five small children. Barbara says "It was 
grand to see Sally Shcllcnbergcr Brown when 
she was in Seattle in September. She is a most 
attractive representative of Sweet Briar and 
it's nice to feel that she belongs to our class. 

Just as I was about to close this letter the 
postman came and brought a letter from 
Elizabeth Job Jopp which is quite full of 
news. Jobie says that Kate Scott Sales is still 
in Cleveland, but expects to move East just 
as soon as her two children, Kathie and, 
Jeff, are out of school in the summer. Kate 
visited Squibby last summer and had a won- 
derful time. 

Jobie's sister, Dorothy Job Robinson, '2 Ig, 
visited her from England last summer. 

Class Secretary: Jean van Horne (Mrs. 
Malcolm Baber) 662 5 Lincoln Drive, Phila- 
delphia, Pennsylvania. 

Fund Agent: Geraldine Mallory, 169 East 
Clinton Avenue, Tenafly, New Jersey. 

Jane Martin Person has a third child, 
child, Douglas Alan, born June 6th, 1951. 

Frances H. (Pat) Atkinson left Arkansas 
for a three-week motor trip to New England 
last summer. On the way home she stopped 
at Sweet Briar, her first visit since graduation. 
"Met Miss Harriet Rogers the first thing; 
was privileged to renew acquaintance with 
Miss Ballcnger, and to meet the President, 
Mrs. Pannell, and Alumnae Secretary. Mrs. 

Anne Marvin and her mother moved to 
a new Charlottesville, Virginia, home on 
December 24th. Jean Spraguc Hulvey and 
her husband stopped by on Christmas Day- 
Anne also had a long visit with Dorothy 
Sniith Berkeley when Dot was in Charlottes- 

Elizabeth Selden Stainbrook says there is 
never any startling news. She writes "My 
husband is a psychiatrist teacher at Yale 
University Medical School. I struggle with 
my house and am much interested in the New 
Haven Tuberculosis Association. 

Tsabelle Neer Semple says "I have five 
children, the youngest are twins — identical 
boys — only one girl in the lot. They are all 

March, 1952 


wonderful, but strenuous. I have a very suc- 
cessful husband who is now President of 
the Wyandotte Chemical Company. We lived 
in St. Louis sixteen years and here in Grosso 
Pointe for two and one-half. We got away 
from it all by spending six weeks in Europe 
this fall." 

Elizabeth S. Gray writes, "All that's news 
with me is that I spent two wonderful months, 
from the middle of August to the middle of 
October, in Europe, skimming over eight 
countries and having a marvelous time. My 
contacts with my S. B. friends seem to have 
dwindled down to Christmas letters, except for 
Inky Olson whom I see often, of course. She 
met me on my return to New York and 
showed me her new apartment there. Now 
I'm back with feet behind desk in the usual 
hectic melee of the Chesapeake Corporation 
of Virginia." 

Mary Bess Ruber fs Way nick and her hus- 
band are hoping to return soon to Roanoke 
to live. 

Virginia Vescy Woodward has a daughter, 
Virginia Janvier, born November 5, 1951. 

Sweet Briar Day in Philadelphia was like a 
day on the campus. Were we in a dormitory 
or were we really at the Women's City Club? 
Our entertainment was a debate, "What did 
college do for me?" The pro and con spoke 
their parts so well that the audience was 
stirred to fiery oratory during the discussion 
period. Carolyn Pierce May was right in 
there pitching. The college would be grati- 
fied indeed to know in what high esteem it is 

Until news time in June time .... 

Class Sccretaty. Mary Lee Ryan (Mrs. Por- 
ter Strother) 798 Pemberton Rd., Grosse 
Pointe Park. Michigan. 

Finid Agetif: Martha Lou Lemmon (Mrs. 
W. Frederick Stohlman) 11 Edgehill Street, 
Princeton, N. J. 

Sue Arbeuz Hazlctt has been playing a 
dual prexy role this year in the Junior League 
and the P. T*. A. "I thoroughly enjoy it, 
although at times, I feel like a refugee from 
Helen Hokinson." 

Tinka Sffatiss Solmssen is the proud mother 
of four daughters, some of whom she hopes 
to have go to. Sweet Briar. Little Teresa 
called "Terry" was born September I, 
Tinka writes, "There is little time left, 
between the baby's diapers and Julie's high 
school problems, but it is lots of fun." 

Dottie Prhnc Oldfield writes that she has 
three children — a girl who is nine, and two 
boys who are five and three. "I stay busy 
taking care of the above, plus house and 
garden. My spare time is spent in P. T. A., 
Club, and Church activities. Sounds common- 
place enough, but I love it." 

Helen Hoffecker Roehm, who wrote on 
January 18, had just finished making out her 
Income Tax Report and was full of glee. 
(Imagine such forchandedness! ) "We finally 
moved from our three-room apartment into a 
house with three bedrooms. After years of 
close confinement it seems like a palace (which 
it isn't)." 

Mitzi Htiiiifiit Fried's 1951 has been more 
than hectic. She has been most of the time 
without help in caring for her thirteen rooms 
and six baths — which would be bad enough 
if she had been well. However, Mitzi under- 
went serious surgery a year ago. Things are 
looking up a little now. 

Mitzi (and several other people) answered 
my last question: who has the class babyr" 
Everyone seems agreed that Marie Lange Gas- 
keU's boy has the honor. But there seems 
to be some question as to who is runner-up. 
Mitzi's Edward was born June 23, 1936. Any 
of you graduates have a child older than 

Betty Carter Clark has a new address: 1840 
Midlothian Drive, Altadena, California, 
"After four years in a ranch house with its 
'dual purpose' rooms we decided that that 
wasn't for us. There was always a conflict 
of the 'dual purposes' so we found an old 
house with a big yard. Now we are perfectly 

Marcia Morrison Curtis and family began 
last Summer with a lovely two- week tour 
through Colorado. Then on July 8th both 
her boys ( 1 and 6) were on one bicycle 
and a truck hit them. TTiey spent all 
summer recuperating. "It was pretty terri- 
ble, but we're all well now and back in the 
old winter rat-race of school, church, clubs, 
Cubs, P. T. A., etc." 

Lou T>reyer wrote that the only news was 
that they had a glorious month of July at 
Martha's Vineyard. 

Marjorie Lasar Hurd is thoroughly enjoying 
her new home. "It's half-country and near 
enough town not to be isolated." Marjorie 
and family worked like beavers around their 
house for part of the summer. Then Julia 
went to camp, David and Rhea fished in 
Minnesota, Marge and her mother drove to 
North Carolina to the Kanuga Conference 
near Hendersonville. "I was elected President 
of the local S. B. Club in October. We have a 
good Club and I am enjoying it. There are 
about 3 8 of us in all. Our Club project 
was Christmas candles which we decorated. 
It was so successful we couldn't fill all the 
orders and are going to do it again next 

Marge sent lots of items about Sweet Briar 
girls. Jane Fordcr Stribling is very active in 
the League of Women voters and the Episco- 
pal Church in St. Louis. Katty James Hall 
and her husband bought a new house in the 
country near St. Louis. 

Ann Kuss, who works in the Public Rela- 
tions Department of the New York Central, 
made a trip to California a year ago. She 
says she sees Louise Grccnivood Lippit in New 
York now and then. And she also reported 
that Nancy Savage Kelly now lives in New 
Canaan. Connecticut. Her address is Green- 
ley Road. She has five children. 

Emilie Emory Washburn is living in Glou- 
cester, Virginia with her two children, while 
her husband, an Army Officer, is in French 

Had a nice letter from Lou Lemmon Stohl- 
mann (and isn't she a whiz?! Haven't seen 


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Jul II and i^AviD HuRD, children of Marjo- 
rie Lasar, '34g. 

it but understand from Mitzi that Lou had 
an excellent book review in the American 
Journal of Psychology — April 1951). After 
a splendid summer in Missouri, the Stohl- 
manns had nothing but illness all Fall — flu 
for Julie, pneumonia for Freddy, and assorted 
respiratory discomforts for Lou. But they 
have recovered and Lou has been deep in 
Alumnae Council and Fund Agent duties. 
"Saw Lib Schvuer Maxwell at an Alumnae 
meeting in the fall. Alma Marlin Rotnem, 
'3 9g, has moved to Princeton and I see her 
often. She is on the Council so we are 
getting well acquainted." 

Dot Hnssey Rockaway was at Catawba 
Island just off Sandusky, Ohio, for three 
weeks last summer. "Jack went back into the 
Army with the Ohio Guard, January 1 2. 
I took a Volunteer Nurse's Aid Course last 


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fall so CAn amuse myself playing in the hospi- 
tal two or three days a week. I will be glad to 
have something useful to do. I worked at the 
Post Office during Christmas and kept myself 
too tired to think about his going again." 

Helen Hanson Bamford and family are well 
at present. They didn't get far from home 
last summer as Johnny had virus pneu- 

Eleanor Alcott Bromley writes "We haven't 
caught our breath since August. This P. 7'. A. 
President business is a time-consumer. 

If the continuity of the above isn't all it 
should be, please forgive. It is now mid- 
night and this has been a hectic week. Our 
ice ring is wonderful this year. You should 
all come skate. 

Class Secretaries: Margaret Smith (Mrs. 
John R. Thomasson) 1514 Arrow St., Lynch- 
burg, Virginia. Ruth Gilliam (Mrs. Earl R. 
Viar) 817 New Hampshire Ave., Lynchburg, 

Fund Agent: Alma Martin (Mrs. Ralph 
Rotnem) 130 Stockton Street, Princeton, N. J. 

Dear Class: 

Mary Virginia Camp Sinith was very much 
pleased to announce the arrival of her third 
child, Charles Lee Smith. Ill, on July 7, 
I95I. Charles is the Smith's first son. While 

Mary Virginia was in the hospital 


mond, she saw Jackie Moore Hoofnagle and 
her sister, Laura. Maria Gray Valentine 
Curtis is now in the throes of building 
a new house. I went to Richmond in 
November to the Southeast Hockey Tourna- 
ment to do some umpiring. While I was there, 
I called Maria Gray, Logan, Jackie and Kitty 
Lorraine Hyde, but was completely out of 
iuck, as I didn't find anyone at home. 

Evcl>'n Jones Fuller has sent out very 
clever announcements of the arrival of twin5, 
aged two and a half, which she and her hus- 
band have adopted. The twins are named 
Christopher and Christine. Evelyn resigned 
her (ob with the Standard Oil Co. and she 
and her husband took a six weeks trip 
through the far west before the twins came 
to live with them. I saw Mary Hcsson 
Pettyjohn at the Alumnae Representative 
meeting at the Briar Patch. She was all 
excited about the plans of the Amherst 
group. They have decided to spend their 
time, money and energies on the research of 
the life of Daisy Williams. They hope to 
fcrr::t out some new stories of her childhood. 
Margaret Sand id ge Mason has moved to 
Lynchburg, where her husband has gone 
into business. They have two children. Billy, 
ag?d 6 and Betsy, aged 2. 

Phoebe Picrson Dunn had a Fresh Air Visi- 
tor from New York last summer. While he 
was there Phoebe, being a camera fiend, 
took his picture. Later she entered it in a 
contest sponsored by the New York Herald 
Tribune and won first prize. This included a 
trip to Bermuda and her husband and Tristam. 
Jr., went along with her. The two girls 
stayed home to go to school. 

Peg Campbell Usher has finally finished her 

barn in Annisquam, Massachusetts. They have 
been remodelling it for several years. Last 
summer all four of the Ushers spent the 
summer there. Peg has been doing some 
interesting work for the Woman's Club Mo- 
tions Picture Committee in Scarsdale. 

Harriet Butler Stevenson is living in Sewick- 
ley, Pennsylvania. She has two children, 
Alan, 7 and Thomas, Jr., 4. Harriet is 
President of the Child Health Association 
and is also active in the Woman's Club, 
where she is on the Fine Arts Committee. 

Corrinne Fenfriss Gray still has her horse 
which was bred at Sweet Briar. She is 
especially proud of him because he won the 
Reserve Champion Jumper for the State 
of Maine in 19 SO. 

It was nice to hear from Anne Farr Foot 
in England. 

Just received a note from Alma Martin 
Rotnem with the news that on June 24th 
Margaret Huxley Range will become Mrs. 
Robert L. Dick. They are buying her fami- 
ly's place "Carrol I wood" in Try on, N. C. 
Peg has three children. Robert has two mar- 
ried sons and a grandchild. 

Katie Niles Parker has been nominated for 
the new Alumnae Council. She will be elected 
by a single slate in June. 

Alma asked if Nancy Brasuell Holderness 
was the only one in the class with five 
children. Alva Roof Bound has five — Aida, 
14; Charles, 12; Alvo, 8; John, 8, and Vir- 
ginia, 6 months. I don't know of any other. 
There arc several who have four children. 


Class Secretary: Lillian Lambert (Mrs. J. 
Glenn Pennington) 220 Colonial Drive. 
Thomas ville. North Carolina 
Fund Agent: Natalie Lucas (Mrs. M. S. 
Chase, Jr.) Box 1208, Florence, South Caro- 

How nice to hear from Dot Prout Gorsuch 
that Ste\ie's little sister, Laurie, (3V:» months 
olid) joined the family circle in time to add 
to their Christmas happiness. 

A note on Mary Helen Frueuaff Klein's 
holiday greeting said she and Charles were 
going to New York for Christmas and a 
family reunion. A recently organized Gray 
Lady group and church work keep Frutfie 
busy in Bartlesville. 

Anna Mary Charles Straub writes that the 
most exciting thing that has happened to h^r 
recently was a week's visit from Nina Cau- 
thorn Jarvis and her two boys, Hal, S, and 
Rob, 3. Tliey had a super time catching up 
on the intervening years above the hub-bub 
made by the boys and Frickie's Jakie, age S, 
and Parn, age 9. Civic activities. Junior 
League and PT'A occupy Fricke's 'spare' 

Kay Esbelman Maginnis crashed through 
with a welcome note. She says they are up 
to their ears "doing over" an old house 
they have recently bought and hope to be all 
s'-'ttled at the new address in. a couple of 

montlis. She enjoyed seeing Margaret Com- 
uell Schmidt in New Orleans. 

Becky Douglass Mapp has a wonderful 
family of future Briarites — the girls are 4, 
6 and 9 Becky and George Walter visited 
Peter Dyer Sorenson on Thanksgiving and 
took in the Princeton -Dart mouth game and 
"Call Me Madam." She saw Peggy Cruik- 
shank Dyer and Dot Prout Gorsuch and 
their families. They also had a wonderful 
ten-day trip to Mexico in January and 
divided time between Mexico City and Aca- 
pulco. Whom should the travelers run into 
but Fritz Cordes Hoffman, '3 8g, and husband 
in a night club in Mexico City! 

Peggy Dyer's husband. Holmes, has been 
very ill as a result of an emergency appen- 
dectomy but is on the mend now. They 
have four children, 9, 8, 2 and I year. Peggy 
went to the Sweet Briar luncheon December 
28th with Peter and May Weston Thompson 
at the Maplewood Country Club. Peggy 
still finds time for outside activities includ- 
ing Junior Service League, Garden Club and 
horseback riding. 

Lee Hall Cramer passed on a card full of 
interesting items. She has a Brownie Scout 
troop, teaches a church school class and is 
financial secretary of her church of 1,000 
members. Besides alJ that she goes to work 
every morning and keeps track of Kathie, a 
very active 8-year-old. Lee and Kathie took 
a trip to California for her daughter's Christ- 
mas vacation. 

Now Lee and Kathie look forward to spend- 
ing Easter in Bermuda. 

We all know it usually takes a pile of 
arranging to spend a couple of days away 
so it is not too soon to line up grandparents, 
plan for a permanent and hunt up snap- 
shots to tuck in your bag for that bang-up 
1 5th reunion we're looking forward to this 

The brood of Nancy Brasuell Holderness, 

March, 1952 


Blttv Mi-ad Stuarit Johnson, '3 8, enjoys 
this trio at home. 

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Class Secretary. Lucy Taliaferro (Mrs. 
Charley C. Nickerson) 80 Battin Road, Fair 
Haven, N. J. 

Vnnd Agent: Katherine Hoyt, 1 5 2 Forest 
Avenue, Caldwell, N. J. 

Kitty King Corbetf Powell said her only 
news was that they had built a new house and 
moved in September 8 — which sounds quite 
exciting in itself! She has two girls, 10 and 
II, and her little boy is almost six. 

My card from Dottie Gipe Clement was a 
little disconsolate — she had just written on 
it that nothing new had happened, when 
she changed to say that she was in the 
hospital for Christmas after having her 
appendix out. She says that Dorothy, Faith, 
and John, Jr., seem to take most of her time. 
She went to White Sulphur last spring on a 
business trip and to Sweet Briar for a few 
days. She saw Miss Long, said that the Patch 
was prettier than ever and that a visit there 
is really wonderful medicine for any alumna. 

Marion Brown Kaiser wrote that she 
had just finished and sent to the publishers 
the biography of her grandfather, but didn't 
give any name of the work so we will just 
have to wait to wish her success until we hear 
further. Besides her two boys (Alan in the 4th 
grade and Kent in 1st), she stays busy on the 
PTA Board, Junior Red Cross Board, and 
Church Guild. She said she, Margaret Preston 
Newton, '42g, and Mary Burks Saltz, '30, 
had a tea for Mrs. Pannell when she was in 
St. Petersburg and enjoyed her as much 
as everyone else does. Brownie also said 
that Lew Griffith Longstaif and her family 
were there buiWing a winter home in Shore 
Acres not far from her. She sees Isabelle 
Frankc De Graf occasionally. 

A card from Macky Fuller Kellogg called 
me down for not getting up that way. She 
said they were all fine and that her Ann has 
acquired a horse that she loves, getting up at 
6:00 to take care of it. David is immersed in 
Cub Scouts and Boys' clubs, so Macky says 
she and little Steve keep each oth-jr company. 

I had a long letter from Rilma Wilson 
Allen, catching me up since last summer 
when I Was down her way. Her year had 
been quite hectic, with her brother getting 
married, and illness in the family Rilma took 
her vacation when Bob. her husband, went 

to Columbia to make up his two weeks of 
active duty in the Air Force Reserve. By 
pure accident, Betty Mead Smartt Johnson 
and her husband were there on a busi- 
ness trip, and, of course, Vesta Murray 
Haselden was there. Rilma said it was a won- 
derful gab-fest for the gals; Vesta's husband 
said he never knew before that three women 
could all talk at the same time, make sense, 
and still not miss a word that was said; and 
Rilma's husband bought them some Absorbine 
to rub their jaws with! They called Dolly 
Nicholson Tate at 1:00 a. m., and she couldn't 
believe they were really there together. 
Keep me posted on what you are doing. 

Class Secretary: Elizabeth Durham, (Mrs. 
Albert Goodhue) Corn Point Road, Marble- 
head, Massachusetts. 

Fund Agent: Viola James (Mrs. Richard B. 
Wathen) 5230 Watson S.reet, Washington, 
D. C. 

Happy New Year to you all — and happy 
news to report from 193 9. 

A card from Kay Porfer Read who with 
husband, Henry, is living in Hampton, Vir- 
ginia, says that they have two boys and a 
girl and are wild about living in the Dogwood 

A wonderful letter brought great news from 
Lee Montague Joachim. She has been selling 
real estate in Manhasset, Long Island for the 
past three years, and did such a tremendous 
job she was sent for a real vacation to 
Miami, a visit to Nassau, and home for 
Christmas with Philip and their three chil- 
dren; Virginia Lee is 10, Philip, Jr., is 5, 
and a female Jackie is 3. At this very moment 
they are starting off their new year by mov- 
ing into a nGw house. Lee sees Sarah Belk 
often, who is the perfect example of the 
attractive and intelligent young businejs 
woman. Sarah is one of the heads of the 
Belk Stores all through the country, and is 
busy traveling abroad and to and from Char- 
lotte and New York for business as well as 
pleasure. She is a member of the Develop- 
ment Committee at Sweet Briar. 

Lee also visited with Gertrude Robertson 
Midlen and Jack at a recent wedding. 

Henny Collier Armstrong is having a won- 
derful time in Atlanta — a new house and 
new address — 3 14 5 Arden Rd., NW — and 
loads of room for the children. She is taking 

Ji AN Otit er Sartok, '3 9, with her t.imlly. 

art lessons and her talented instructor is 
Jean Oliver Sartor's mother. Henny also saw 
Martha Fuller Leys last summer and says 
she is even lovelier than ever. 

J. O. wrote a letter with her Christmas 
card. She is also busy being Art Chairman of 
the Junior League and doing some c:ramic 
work also. She says that Dot Ireland Clarke has 
moved to Shreveport and th- Sartors hope to 
see them soon. 

A Christmas card from the Swains. Anns 
Benedict Swain loves Philadelphia and is hav- 
ing a grand time taking care of son, Teddy, 
and seeing EllJe George Frampton and Bill as 
of;;en as time and 1 5 miles will allow. Greet- 
ings from Doxie Dingman Cobb, husband 
Alex and children, Nancy 7, Lane 5, and 
Susan 2. They have just moved to Pittsburgh, 
where Alex is with the Scott Paper Co. 

Janet Thorpe is now living at 1 1 1 East 37th 
Street, New York, and loving it. And why 
not? She is secretary to the top photographer 
for Vogue Magazine. 

News from Mary Lou Simpson Bulkley who 
was having a chicken pox seige. She was 
Chairman of the Junior League Follies and is 
now Provisional Chairman for Southport. She 
saw Janet Trosch in New York in November. 
She was preparing to leave for her new job 
with the State Department in Rabat, North 

Wonderful card from Mary Treadway 
Downs saying that Susie is 4, tomboy, cake 
mixer, and acrobat, and 9-months-old Tom- 
my, a magnificent smiler." Called Mim by all 
her friends, post 195 9, she is busy raising the 
Scholarship Fund for local S.B. Club, also 
being a nurse's aid for the Blood Bank. 

Barbara Earl Reinheimer reports that her 
husband has been recalled by the Air Force, 
but is stationed 80 miles away, and home 
weekends. They have two boys, 8 and 9, 
and several dogs to keep them company. 
Jackie Sexton Daley and Coralie Kahn Ferre 
live nearby, so there is quite a Sweet Briar 
group in San Jose, California. 

Sweet Briar Day was a great success in 
Boston, and we listened to Miss Thompson, 
the Chemistry professor, and Betty Brawner. 
a senior. Mackie Kellogg Feller was Chair- 
man, and we all had as good a time as in the 
days in Senior Parlor. 

Class Seretaries: Adelaide Bo.'e (Mrs. James 
A. Glascock, Jr.) 4266 South 3 5th Street, 
Arlington, Virginia. Cynthia Noland (Mrs. 
Karl Young. Jr.) Long Bridge Road, Stam- 
ford, Connecticut. 

Fund Agent: Eleanor Snow (Mrs. J. Tatnall 
Lea. Jr.) Lenape Trail, Chatham, N. J. 

A big welcome to the New Additions! 
Clara Call Frazier, who produced the class 
baby, added a fourth son, Robert Mosely, to 
her family on November 6, 1951. Clara and 
Bill moved into a handsome new home just 
before the baby's arrival. Stephen Laurie 
Cochran, second son of John and Margaret 
Doicell Cochran arrived on October 21, 1951. 
Margaret and John were In Washington dur- 
ing the Christmas holidays and came out to 


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see us one night. The B. Everett Grays (Jane 
Westphalen), announce the arrival o£ their 
second son, Robert Werner, on September 18, 
1951, and David and Nancy Haskins Elliott 
claimed another deduction on their income 
tax with the arrival of Mary Elizabeth, on 
December 3 0. Nancy sent me a picture o£ her 
two other handsome children — to me the 
little girl is a diminutive Nancy and Uttle 
Johnny looks like David. Sam and Betty 
Lee Kopper now have four children; Eliza- 
beth Marshall, 9; Samuel K. C, Jr., 5^2; 
Richard Henry Lee, 4; and Robert Brooke; 
3 months. 

Now for the latest round-up of news: 
Mildred Moon Montague's husband, Bill, has 
forsaken the banking profession to become 
a stockbroker in Chattanooga. Mickie 
Mitchell Gillis and family moved from Glen 
Rock, New Jersey, to Rochester, New York, 
where Watson joined the staff of the Massa- 
chusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company. 
Mickie's little Susan is three years old now. 
Lloyd and Connie Clear y Foster moved into 
their home at 43 Hillcrest Road, Ponca City, 
Oklahoma, in August. Josephine Taylor Carl- 
son is also building in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. 
It seems that Reba Smith Gromel and her hus- 
band go to Florida every year and see Josie and 
her family then. Incidentally, Reba sent a 
picture of her two fine-looking children, 
Patsy and Terry. Another handsome family 
group in the Christmas mail was the Homer 
Jones family. Helen looks like a college girl 
in spite of three husky sons, Danny, Jona- 
than and Larry. The Young family Christmas 
card gave me a big laugh — there was Karl 
pulling a sled filled with Betsy, Billy, Ann 
and Lana (the cat) with Cynthia in her new 
fur coat hanging on the back, cracking the 
whip. The Youngs were in Richmond for 
Christmas, as were the Glascocks, and Ginny 
Allison Haywood and her husband, H. B. 
Ginny is happy as a lark in Raleigh, where 
H. B. is practicing opthalmology. Margaret 
Royall Davis is also back in North Carolina 
after a long residence in New York. She is 
now living in Durham where her husband is 
a surgeon. Jean Tyree WiUman moved her 
family to Frederick, Maryland, when hus- 
band, Don, went back to sea duty last fall. 
Don is Planning Officer on Admiral Dyer's 
staff, the blockading and escort fleet off 
Korea. Jean wrote that Ruth Collins Henry 
and her family stopped in to see them on their 
way from England to Honolulu where her 
husband has been ordered. Ruth has seen 
Janetta Smith in Paris and Jane Baker Grant 
in Ireland. Flo Merrill Pilkington had her pic- 
ture in the Washington Post one day, getting 
in a little publicity for a bazaar at her 

Mary Height Black writes from Sea Girt, 
New Jersey, that she has been winter- 
ing in Arizona for the past few years because 
of her daughter's allergies. Recently, Mary 
chatted with Betty O'Herron Sullivan in 
Charlotte. Anne Waring Lane writes that 
she has two children. Mills IV (9 years old) 
and Anita (7 years old). Her special extra- 
curricular activity in Atlanta is organizational 
work with the Cerebral Palsy School there. 

The Hakdy quintet (belongs to Helen 
SchmiJ, •40g) 

For recreation, Ann and Mills occasionally 
take week-ends on their boat. A welcome 
card from Anne Cooke Gilliam informed me 
that she and Bill, who was called back into 
the Navy some time ago, are shore based 
in Norfolk at the Supply Center. Kathryn 
Liihs Furber with her husband and two 
little girls, Louise, 4, and Susan, 10 months, 
are living in Wilmington, just a block from 
Blair Bunting Both. Jean White Bax writes 
that she has always felt that her life was too 
dull to interest anyone, because she is a 
typical young matron, married 9 J/2 years 
with 3 children. Randy 6, Priscilla 4J/2, and 
Elizabeth 1 S months, so this is her first report. 
She hears from Coralie Kahii Ferro occasion- 
ally and has seen Ginny Erskine Harris in the 
summer. A telephone call to Margaret Val- 
lance revealed that she works in the State 
Department Library in Washington and dur- 
ing the war was with the O. S. S. 

Anna May Feutchtenberger Stuart's three 
children smiled at me from a Christmas card, 
but no news. Kitty Estes Johnston is 
busy raising one Sweet Briar gal and two 
Yale men, in addition to doing Junior League, 
Children's Aid, PTA, and church work. Gil- 
bert has practically lived in Pittsburgh this 
fall "lawyering" for U. S. Steel. Arline 
Simmeti MacArthur wrote that she is a Den 
Mother for fifteen Cub Scouts in her neigh- 
borhood, including her son, Bruce, 8. She 
also has another son, Brian, ZYz. Polly 
Wyckoff Gustafson, her husband and their 
two sons recently returned to Poughkecpsie 
from the West Coast. They spent 14 months 
in Eugene, Oregon, where Dave was sent on 
business. Polly wrote that they loved it out 
there, but are happy to be back in their 
former home. 

Cynthia was amazed to find Boot Vamler- 
bilt Brown, '34, living in Stamford, Conn. 
Her husband has the impressive title of 

assistant to the Vice-President of the New 
York Stock Exchange, and they have a boy, 
Jonathan, Jr., 7, and two little girls, "Noony" 
5, and Alice lYi. Marie Gaffncy Barry wrote 
Scranton that Aleise McMinn Young and her 
husband, George, had visited them at their 
camp in the Adirondacks in the fall. Anne 
Cotiant Weaver moved into her new house, 
which she designed herself, last summer. I 
was delighted to see Betty Hammer Morrell at 
a Sweet Briar meeting in Washington this fall. 
Her husband, who is with the F.B.L, was 
moved from Georgia to Washington last 
Spring. T'hey have two children, a boy, eight, 
and a girl, six. Clara MacKae Causey enjoyed 
an interesting trip back to campus for a 
meeting of Alumnae Representatives in Jan- 

While Cynthia was in Richmond she saw 
a number of people, among them Lida Kepner 
Short, her husband, A. J., and their two 
youngsters, Billy, VVz, and Peggy, 5/2. Cyn- 
thia is up in the clouds over a possible trip 
to Europe in the Spring. Karl goes to Lon- 
don for a week of meetings beginning March 

Class Secretary: Lillian BRFEDLovi-. (Mrs. 
J. Logan White) 1416 Olive Street, Coates- 
ville, Pennsylvania. 

Fund Agent: Elizabeth Doucett (Mrs. John 
E. Neill) 8 Roy Place, Tuckahoe 7, N. Y. 

Again our thanks to Frances Wilson Dow- 
dey whose poem last June is responsible for 
the questionnaires and newsy notes from 
which I shall write this second Alumnae 
News letter. As I mentioned in the October 
letter, there is still so much interesting 
material in them that I shall just continue 
where I was forced to stop — with Julia Hoe- 
ber Condit. Julia has moved from New York 
to Wilmington and has a daughter two years 

Libba Hudson is a Teaching Assistant in the 
Music Department, University of California 
at Berkeley, while working for her master's 
degree in music. After resigning from the 
Army Security Agency in Arlington, Vir- 
ginia, in 1948, she went to Illinois College 
for a year before going to Berkeley. It was 
as a representative from Illinois that Libba 
made her last visit to Sweet Briar, to the 
inauguration of President Lucas. 

Can you girls imagine sailing for Hong 
Kong with a three months old daughter? 
Ethel lames Milburn wrote she was leaving 
last May with infant daughter to join her 
husband who is a nautical surveyor in Hong 

Margaret Johnston Rowan sent the nicest 
pictures of her three children, Becky, 7, 
Jamie, 4^2> and Johnny, 1 1/2, of her hus- 
band who is Warehouse Manager for a steel 
and supply company in Portland, Oregon, of 
herself, and of their lovely home with beauti- 
ful trees and shrubbery all covered with 

Lou Lcmbeck Reydel, living in Plainfield, 
New Jersey, hoped to return for our 10th 
reunion, but sometliing must have gone awry 
with her plans. We missed her, and hope 

March, 1952 


she'll st.irt thinking about our 1 5tii reunion 
in 19T6. 

It was nice to hear from Virginia Ligoii 
Spencer who is living with her two boys in 
Spartanburg, S. C, and is quite active in 
Scout work there. 

Helen Anne Litllvton Hauslein was my 
roommate last June and as she lives in Wayne, 
only 2S miles from here, I see her fairly 
often. Received a card from Pocono Manor 
where she and Jack had hoped to ski and ice 
skate, but the temperatures eliminated all 
such winter sports. In addition to caring 
for her two youngsters, Jackie, 6 's, and 
Beth, 3 1/2, H. A. continues her interest in 
painting, oil and craft, in particular. In 
line with the latter, she painted beverage 
glasses and donated them for the Bridge- 
Fashion Show given by the Philadelphia Chap- 
ter of the Sweet Briar Alumnae Association 
last April. 

The Byerts — Bill, Jane LonhinJ, and three 
children, Billy, Jane Bell, and Johnny have 
been stationed by the Army in Washington., 
and are just a few blocks from Mary Erskine 

Anita Loving Lewis, in Texas with her 
husband who is instructing at A. & M. CoU 
lege of Texas, and Manbeth Mallory King, 
both wrote they never have news of Sweet 
Briarites. It was nice to hear that Maribeth's 
husband is a general practitioner in Russell- 
vilie, Arkansas. 

Gertrude Mar ill Stanchfield, among those 
present last June, leads a full and busy life 
as clinical psycholglst in the D. C. Mental 
Hygiene Clinic. Her son, Edward, is 7 years 

Joan Mi'iichutti Gay's "job" or "jobs" will 
sound familiar to many. She lists them as 
"mother, cook, chauffeur, secretary, file clerk, 
laundress, dressmaker, maid, etc., etc." In 
addition to these, she is censor (unofficial) 
for the public library in Hudson, Massachu- 

It is from Lucy Varton Miller, in State 
College, Pennsylvania that we received word 
of Joanne Lilly Abbott who is in Denver 
where grandparents are caring for her two 
children while she nurses her husband through 
the long convalescence connected with polio. 

Jean Kuggles Smith, living in Worcester, 
Massachusetts, has three girls, and would 
probably like to join Margaret Craighill Price 
and the others with three or more girls, who 
are interested in a "special rate" from Sweet 
Briar. Jean writes she had a recent visit 
from Cletus Mh!o Kilzer, her husband and 
children, who have bought a new house in 
Port Chester, N. Y. 

It is through Betty Doucctt Neill that we 
have recent word of Mary Scully Oiney. 
"Scully" has moved from Avon to Fulton, 
New York. In her June statistics she in- 
cluded two boys, James and Andrew, but 
"Dowsit" writes there is a third now! 

"Tish" Sichels Frothingham made the pil- 
grimage to reunion from Birmingham with 
Frances Baldwin Whitaker and Ruth Hcthp- 
hill DeBuys. They were planning to stop by 
Lossie Taylor Noell's In Richmond, before re- 
turning home. 

Last fall Helen Anne Littlcion Hauslein 
entertained the Logan Whites, Shirlev Shaii^ 
Daniel and husband, Dick, and Doc Bennett 
Black and Ken, for dinner and a wonderful 
evening of catching-up on years of Sweet 
Briar chatter. "Shirts" and Dick live with 
their two children, Dickie and Dottie, in an 
old house (160 years old, I think) called 
"Dixie," which they have been "doing over" 
gradually. Their accounts of some of the 
difliculties encountered were priceless. "Shirts" 
lists "making lamp shades" as a newly 
acquired hobby of hers. She aUo said she had 
phoned "Dutch" Gnruey Betz in Garden 
City to the effect that the "only thing that 
gets me out of Garden City is a trip to 
Ebbetts Field now and then to see the Dod- 

Dot Bennett was her usual vivacious self. 
She and Ken have moved into and are 
working on a new home in Baltimore, and 
from reports on her Christmas card they are 
still busy, a celotex ceiling in the basement 
being the latest project. Dot has two fine 
boys, Kenny and Billy. 

Alice Louise Stanley Maxson writes from 
Sacramento, California that she is a busy 
housewife caring for her daughter and son. 
"Sister" had just acquired a Hammond or- 
gan. She mentioned a chance meeting with 
Ann Dcii'cy Guerin at an airport in Dallas. 
Ann, who returned for reunion, had fasci- 
nating stories to tell of life with her husband, 
a successful portrait painter. Th^y were just 
movin.g to Albany, N. Y., where he is paint- 
ing the portraits of an atomic scientist's 
wife and children. The Guerins move from 
place to place, wherever he Is commissioned 
to paint a portrait. In addition to living in 
Texas and New York, they had taken a three 
months' walking tour through Nova Scotia. 

The California girls shoud have a reunion 
of their own! Edith Vongehr Bridges of 
Stanford, California, also says she hasn't 
heard from any Sweet Briar girls lately. 
Edith's husband Is a law student at Stanford, 
and at the writing of her letter, they have 
two children. Edith spends her spare time 
working with ceramics and In choral singing. 

Frae Van Voorhis writes, "for the present 
put me down as a farmer and administrator." 
She was formerly quite active in politics in 
Houston, Texas, being Republican County 
Chairman, Director and member of the Board 
of the Houston League of Women Voters, 
and member and officer of other political 
organizations, but she has now returned to 


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Tuscola, Illinois, and Is living in her par- 
ents' home. 

Tne life of a rancher's wife is described 
for us in Frances Wat kins Centilli's letter. 
She lives near San Antonio, Texas, on the Nep- 
tune Stock Ranch, where she is mother of 
three children, is the ranch bookkeeper, and 
finds time for creative writing as well as 
raising frying chickens and putting food in 
the deep freeze. A mental picture of Frances' 
day leaves me breathless! 

Priscilla White Graham writes from Chica- 
go that she and her husband have a little 
girl, Leslie, adopted at the age of two 
months. "Prissy" has no actual job, but is a 
free lance artist "of sorts." 

I am returning our Scrap Book to the 
Alumnae Office at Sweet Briar and am sure 
they would be glad to mail It to any of you 
who wish to see it. You will especially 
enjoy the snapshots of the girls and their 
families which are more graphic than words 
can ever be. 

Barbara Nciins Young may be on her way 
to Japan this very minute. From "Dowsit" 
we hear Barbara has been busy all fall get- 
ting passports, filling out pages of informa- 
tion, having shots, etc., in preparation for her 
departure with her two little girls to join 
Ralph in Japan. She had received her "port 
call" in December and expected to get word 
early in January to leave. 

'Tis quite fitting, I think, for this letter 
to end with a word from your ex-secretary, 
Joan Deiore Roth, whose younger girl. Dee 
Dee. weighed in at the doctor's at 21 lbs., 
complete with eight teeth. Her older daughter. 
Barbie, started nursery school last fall, and 
"Dedore" says John has obtained a gentle- 
man dog to give him mora! support midst 
all his females. 

Please let me hear from you before May 1. 


Class Secretary. Ruth Jacquot (Mrs. R. B. 
Tempest, Jr.) c/o Alumnae Office, Sweet 
Briar College, Sweet Briar, Virginia. 
Fitful Agent: Douglass Woods (Mrs. Worth 
Sprunt) 1689 32nd Street, Washington 7, 
D. C. 

Sorry to have missed last issue's report — I 
got it In, but in the excitement of having 
my husband recalled to active duty, I got 
the wrong deadline. Also since we left New 
Mexico for Houston, Texas, then for Lang- 
ley Field, Virginia, in the past two months, 
I can only give a college address and suggest 
that somebody else volunteer for the secre- 
tary's job until we settle somewhere, if ever. 

Virginia Beasely Holzer, after doing a grand 
job as fund agent, has turned her files over 
to Douglass Woods Sprunt. Please, if you 
have forgotten, remember it is not yet too 
late to send your checks, payable to the 
Alumnae Fund to Douggle. She writes that 
she saw Lucy Call Dabney's new daughter, 
Susan (Douggle's godchild). Poose is president 
of the Richmond Sweet Briar club. 

S.illy Jack\t)ii Mead and husband, Ernest, 

Alumuac News 

are in Boston, where he is working on an 
advanced degree. Debbie Wood Davis and 
Bill have a wonderful house in Red Bank, 
N. j. 

Kay Coggins, whom I expect to see in 
San Francisco soon, writes she is very busy 
Junior-Leagueing and working in a fasci- 
nating job with the Cancer Research Insti- 
tute at the University of California hospital. 

Peggy Ciinnhig/jam Allen is president of the 
Knox vi lie junior League. Diana Stout Alien 
said she saw her in Jackson this winter at a 
regional conference. She also saw Frances 
Bald u in Whitaker and Margaret Stuart Wil- 
son Dickey. Mimi Gmlloway Manire was 
married in May to Russell Duncan of Tucson, 
and they are now living in Los Gatos, Cali- 
fornia. Another wedding to report is tha: 
of Marian Kobbins Parrish, Houston, who be- 
came Mrs. Hugh Alexander in November. 

We enjoyed our short stay in Houston very 
much — as wonderful and fabulous a city as I 
had heard! I saw Margaret Gwyn Tompkins 
and her handsome son. Buddy. Ruth Latig- 
uiitf Wagner invited me to a luncheon at 
the Junior League to meet Mary Vinton of 
the class of '46. It was the first such group 
of ex-Briarites there in nearly three years 
and they were, all twenty-five or so, pretty 
and delightful. Had a nice chat with Anne 
Barrett George, who had just moved back to 
Houston a week before after three years in 
Austin. Their address is 2327 Shannon. She 
is cute, pretty, and peppy as ever, and I 
hoped to get out to visit them but we left 
within 24 hours. Also failed to see Janet 
Hoiistou Davis, who had suddenly "maid 
trouble" and couldn't leave their three chil- 
dren. I wanted to see Carolyn Montcith 
Clark, but couldn't. She is reported to have 
a two-year-old son, Steve. 

Alice WiUiarns Mighell . in Mobile has a 
new daughter named Ann Deborah. 

Our 10th reunion will come around this 
June. Won't you all try to make it? 
Everyone says you can't imagine how won- 
derful it is to go back for reunion until 
you actually do! 

Tomorrow we head for Washington and 
New York. Hope to make some phone calls, 
and with several more weeks in Virginia, 
have lots of news for you next time! 



Class Secretary. Clare Eager (Mrs. A. D. 

Matthai. Jr.) 20 Clinton Place, Utica 5. 

N. Y. 

Fiinil Agent: Anne McJunkin {Mrs. Frank 
Briber, Jr.) 6640 N. Elm Tree Road. Mil- 
waukee 9, Wisconsin. 

Mostly the news is of our multiplication 
and of houses bursting at the seams as a 


Overnight visits in the dormi- 
tories are hmited to two nights 
Alumnae are also reminded that 
they are expected to buy meal 
tickets for Refectory meals. 

Karen Kttiskern White, '43g, with her 
husband and sons. 

direct result. Among the unreported addi- 
tions to date is William Logan Shearer III, 
son of Elizabeth Campbell and Logan Shearer. 
He was born in Boston at the same hospital 
at the same time as Fay Martin Chandler's 
first son, Alfred D., Ill, so Fay wrote "we 
spent many pleasant hours out on the sun- 
porch smoking cigarettes and laughing about 
how much and how little it was like doing 
same on Sweet Briar arcades." Since then, 
during the Christmas holidays. Fay has been 
to New York where she saw Muie Grymes and 
Pat Rubiueau Van Devere, and also, after a 
number of . years, caught up with Tish Or J 
Elliott with whom she had Lunch and found 
as good looking as ever. Then, on return 
to Brookline, Fay had a call from Louise 
Moore Nelson, so she is doing far better 
than most of us with her '43 contacts recent- 
ly. Lou, Bruce and their two children are 
settling in Bedford, Massachusetts, where 
Bruce has a job working on a project for 
M. L T. 

Meanwhile, Lynn Enierick Huidekoper must 
hardly have packed otf her house guest, Logan 
Shearer, who stayed with them while Snookie 
was in the hospital, before she took Snookie's 
spot in the hospital — and for the same rea- 
son ... or double it. She evened off the 
ratio of men to women In her family in 
one fell, swoop by producing twin boys (our 
first set, I believe). They are Hugh van 
Eighen and Francis Re veil — mighty cute 
says Lynn, but quite a handful, in case 
you hadn't guessed. 

Another newcomer, as of way last May, 
is Michael Kevin, a red-headed, blue-eyed 
offspring for Judy Snow Benoit — her fourth. 
Consequently they are moving to a bigger 
house in a couple of months. Judy seemeJ 
delighted with her new child, but unfortu- 
nately she has been through one of those 
round robin sessions of illness among the 
kids and apparently got so bogged down her- 
self she ended up in the hospital with pneu- 
monia — twice. However, Nancy Pingree 
Drake writes that she is all right now. And 
by the way, it seems those two have already 
started saving their pennies for our reunion 
— No. 10. Meantime Ping has gone ski-mad 
{can't save money that way!) and writes she 
his a terrible time sticking with her domestic 
duties when good slopes are so near Portland. 

She and Em hope to sneak off to Stowe, 
Vermont, for a couple of days of it anyway. 
She also wrote me that Brooks Barnes is in 
Denver for the winter. 

Back to babies — I gleaned news of a few 
more from the Junior League magazine. 
Elsie Jackson Kelly had a daughter, Ann 
Courtney, February, a year ago; Harriet 
Su'cnson Munschauer, a son, Frederick Eugene, 
October 3; and Charlotte Johnson Barrett 
adopted a daughter, Mary Lawton, last July. 

And the movers; — Camille Guyton Gueth- 
ing writes of frantic searching for a larger 
home, and Harriet Fullen Phillips of moving 
in December to a house in the surburbs of 
Pittsburgh which is just wonderful for them 
and their two daughters. Harriet had recent- 
ly been to a tea for Mrs, Pannell and enjoyed 
meeting her immensely. Frances Gregg Peters- 
meyer has also attended a Sweet Briar Day 
luncheon where she saw Dot tie Campbell 
Scribner (our five child member), Primrose 
Johnston Craven, and VaL Jones Materne- 
Shortly before that she had been to Phila- 
delphia where she and Wrede had dinner 
with Stuart and Mary Lau- Taylor, and 
then stopped to see the Linforths in Bucks 
County on their way home. Betty Wecms 
Westfeldt seems to have hit about the 
same route when she came to New York 
for a U. W. F. meeting in December, includ- 
ing visits with Gregg, Mu and Pat. 

No one else from '43 was at the Baltimore 
Sweet Briar lunch which I attended but it 
was a particularly nice one, complete with a 
couple of rounds of sherry, and the usual 
lively and amusing talk by Miss MoMer. And 
anyhow I had already heard from Page RntJj 
Foster, although I really had expected to see 
her there since she had written so proudly of 
her new mobility, or license thereto. She 
finally broke down and got herself a driver's 
permit "after many hours and $s spent on 
the 'Easy Method.' " She also wrote of Scot- 
tie Simmons McConnell is still living in 
Chapel Hill, N. C. She has received her 
masters degree and has an impressive sounding 
job as State Educational Director of the 
North Carolina Heart Association. And Elsie 
McCarthy Samson tells me that Pauline Hud- 
son also has a very nice job in Richmond. 

Word came through from Marguerite 
Hume who is still in New York. She tells 
me that Janice Fitzgerald Wellons is back 
home in Smithfield, N. C, with her two 
children since her husband has gone to 
Korea. Some of us may forget how lucky 
we are until we hear news like that. Kitty 
Doar Jones has been in the same boat for the 
last year, but my card caught her at the 
joyous moment when she had just received 
word that Tom was sailing home from 
Korea February 1 2. He left Richmond for 
Korea one week after the birth of their son, 
Thomas, IV, in January, 19 Jl. 

Among others reporting in from far away 
places is Karen Kniskern White, who says 
they may come east for a visit in June. She 
is .sure we will hear them if they do as "no 
one in the tamily utters a word below a 
'hout." AnJ then Virginia 'VChite wrote 
fnini Los Angeles that she understood 

March, 1952 


Mary Llanor Muss Kelakis liad come back 
from Africa (no wonder she was on our 
lost list) and is going to Texas (Dallas?) 
with her husband. But in case you're feeling 
awfully stationary, be average with Fayett 
McDoucU Willett who says "I have the same 
husband, same home, and same children." 


Class Si'iicfciyy- Patricia Whitamr (Mrs. 
John S. Waters) Bellona and Clark Avenues, 
Luthcrville, Maryland. 

I'lenJ A^cui: Alice Lancaster (Mrs. Pier- 
pont Buck) son 34th Road, North, Arling- 
ton, Virginia. 

A belated Happy New Year to all! Many 
of you sent cards adorned with pictures of 
your little folk and they certainly were 
cute. Pauletie Lon^ T'aggert's three little 
girls look like cherubs. Barbara Duncomln- 
Lang sent in her nomination for May 
Queen, '60, and Aints and Asses President, '62. 
Dune saw Sterling Nettles Murray and hus- 
band Bob in August, and says that Sterling's 
children seem to follow the usual pattern ; 
No. 1, a beauty and No. 2, a clown. Ginnie 
Noyvs Pillsbury sent a picture of her daugh- 
ter. Jeanette. Omens seem favorable that 
Jeanette will be a Sweet Briar girK because 
Ginnie and Hugh were married in Amherst 
and Jeanette was baptized there wtih Dean 
Pearl as proxy godmother. Ginnie has been 
doing Scout and church work and also taking 
a course in millinery. She's not sure of the 
final results because after she proudly brought 
home her first creation, friend husband asked 
if she's been to a rummage sale! 

Giddy Whitehead wrote that her son was 
wounded seriously last February in Korea., 
He is now at Valley Forge Army Hospital 
and has been awarded the Bronze and Silver 

Alice Lancaster Buck and family were in 
New London, Connecticut, for six weeks 
and saw Babe Loichuiil Swanbeck and her 
family. Babe and Ray have bought a farm 
outside of New London with a delightful old 
home that they are doing over. Alice and 
Pete spent a week-end with Lucille Christmas 
Brew'.ter and Bill and also saw Paulctte an J 
Gunner Taggert. 

Leslie Danford sent very brief 
news rhat she and her husband had bought, 
a house in Jacksonville, Florida. I wonder 
if ^he ever see; my long unheard from room- 
mate. Dorothy DeVorc Piatt??? 

My faithful correspondent. Jan Rice 
McPher_on. presented a son to the world in 
October, named Bruce Rice. Jane not only 
sends news, but encloses letters from o:h?r 
Sweet Briar lasses. One letter from Antoinette 
Hart Moore had me in stitches. Tony has 
been teaching Sunday School, kitchen-maiding 
for the men's supper, and even ended up 
dragging a wagon through the streets collect- 
ing old clothing. 

Snockie WouJs Williamson sent an epistle 
several miles long. Her ourside activities 
cams to a halt with the arrival of Earnest 
Woods Williamson on October 1. Snookie 

and her husband have bought ten acres 
in the country and plan to build. Bliz- 
zards and hail have held them up. Mrs. 
W. was doing a tremendous amount of vol- 
unteer church work, plus being Secretary 
of the local Square Dance Group. She saw 
Louise Kojisbert^ Noll and says her son is 

Janet Staples got herself married in Octo- 
ber. So far I've had no details as to guests, 
etc. Lula SaJousky Anderson planned to go, 
but that's the last I heard. Lulu sent me a 
clipping from the New Yoik Times of Con- 
nie Budlong's marriage to Jack Moore Myrick 
in Memphis, Tennessee. 

A brief note from Catherine Tift Porter 
says that all is well in Atlanta. She sees 
Ricey and Betty Hairrty Smith fairly often. 

Baltimore news is in the new arrival depart- 
ment. Jinx Griffin Hilbert had her third 
child on December 14, the day of our big 
snowstorm. The baby has been named 
Michael, and Jinx says he is doing well. 

I have managed to have a rather prolific 
year; just produced Stephen Bosley Waters 
on December 30. Kathy was born last Jan- 
uary 13, so we think two in one year is 
pretty good going! John was afraid that 
the new baby wouldn't get here in 19S1. 
He is so proud of claiming two income tax 
deductions in one year. All is well; Johnny 
is very pleased to have a new brother and 
Kathy doesn't quite know what to make of 
all the hustle and bustle. 

That's all for this time. Send me your 
news and report any address changes to the 
Alumnae office. Have you all contributed to 
the Alumnae Fund? 

Note to Magazine 

An apology has been received 
from our agency for the poor 
service rendered this winter and 
also a promise th u it will be 
better in the future. 

We apologize, too, and hope 
that you will continue to place 
your magazine orders through 
the alumnae office and in th s 
way swell the Alumnae Fund. 

Class Secretary: Ariana Jones, 3 8 Wiggins 
Street, Princeton, N. J. 

Ftinil A^etif: Nancy Dowd (Mrs. Robert M. 
Burton) Box 1086, Glendale, Ohio. 

This letter will begin with all the news 
which arrived just too late for the fall letter. 
Peggy Todd Fanning's second daughter, 
Katherine Burgess, was born on September 
6. Peg writes that she is blond and blue- 
eyed like Marget. In October Peggy Coffman 
became Mrs. Walter Smith. Ihe Smiths arj 
living in New York. 

December 1 5 was a popular day for wed- 
dings. Beverley Randolph and William Knight 
were married in Charlottesville. Jean Gra- 
ham, Beta's sister, was her maid of honor. 
Ann H/ll Edwards, Ellen Gufliani Perry, 
and Miss Glass were Sweet Briar representa- 
tives. Bev and Bill are living in New York 
while Bill attends Columbia Graduate School. 
The marriage of Judy Bailey and Carter Lee 
Renfo took place in Richmond on the same 
day. They honeymooned in Bermuda and 
are living in Richmond. 

By the time you read this two more wed- 
dings will have taken place. Jane Richard- 
son IS marrying a Washington lawyer. Bobby 
Warner is going down to Carolina to be in her 
wedding party. Candy Greene was married tJ 
Lt. Comdr. W. P. Robinson, Jr., on February 
23. Doc is a Navy avaitor and is on duty 
at the Navy War College at Newport. Polly 
Vande venter, who is working at a music 
publishing house in New Yorit, waj one 
of Candy's bridesmaids. Candy and Doo 
headed straight to Newport after a brief 
honeymoon in New York and plan to go 
to Bermuda in June. 

Leila Fellner was married to Lt, Com jr. 
Thomas Lena and is living in Charleston, 
South Carolina where she enjoys acting with 
the local theater group. Anne Oiieiis Mueller 
and Jean Pollard Kline are both on the West 
Coast with th:ir Navy husbands, in Califor- 
nia and Seattle respectively. 

Bea Diu^ivell Loos and Betsy Gnrley Hew- 
son are planning a get-together in February 
while their husbands ski. Jane Laivreiice 
Houis arid son. Butch, have come to the 
States to join Jacques and live on Long 
Island. They hope to be here until spring. 

March Sanders Starr writes that Florida is 
a wondc. ful place and she doesn't see why 
everybody up here doesn't rush right down. 
She and her two and a half year old daughter, 
Marchant, have had a nice long visit with her 
parents in Miami Beach, Harlan was able 
to join them for the holidays, March has 
seen Jane Cook Belrnes and her three-year- 
old son, Jimmy, who are now living in 
Miami again. The Starrs are now living 
in Fort Hood, Texas, as Harlan was calleJ 
baciv into the army last summer and is sta- 
tioned at the hospital there. They find it 
a grea: change from their year in Louisville, 
which March found a "great S. B. C. stompin' 
ground." She enjoyed seeing Wally Evans 
Landrum and her two children in Louisville. 
They were stationed in San Antonio for the'r 
first two months of this army stretch and 
rente! their apartment from Margo Sibley 
Lewis' mother wlio was wonderful to them 


Alumnae Navs 

during the San Antonio stay. Margo is living 
in Austin and had a baby in July. Legare 
Thompson Robertson is living at her fami- 
ly's at Upper Brandon. Her daughter. Mar- 
tha, was born last April. 

Virginia Wynn is working with the Intelli- 
gence Unit of the Bureau of Internal Reve- 
nue in Louisville. Almost all the tax-fraud 
cases for the Kentucky-Tennessee area are 
handled by her office and she finds the work 
very interesting. Helen Gracff seems busy 
with her work in the Broad Street Christian 
Church of Martinsville, Virginia. 

Nancy Doud Burton is doing a wonderful 
iob with the Alumnae Fund and I certainly 
hope that you all were impressed with her 
poems, and sent in your contributions right 
away. She reports that time is scarce with 
teaching and housekeeping. So do help her 
out with your contributions, and do help 
me out by continuing your nice letters and 

Class Secretary: Cynthia Bemiss (Mrs, Alex- 
ander Stuart) Rosedale, Virginia. 
fund Agetif: Maria W. Tucker, 2J21 Fair- 
mount Blvd., Cleveland Heights, Cleveland, 

Not much news this time because I hon- 
estly haven't had time to sit down and ask 
for it. My thanks to those who wrote and 
may their kind assistance prove to be an 
inspiration on the rest of you in '52. 

I saw Rawson and Margaret Mnntierlyti 
Haverty in November. They have a lovely new 
house in Atlanta. Mun, despite the average 
number of cuts and burns, is said to be well 
on the road to becoming an excellent cook. 
(This from her new husband.) They were 
on their way to Houston where they saw 
Libby Gates and Mary Lib Vick. Mun also 
said that Ginna lll}^es Norman is now living 
in Atlanta after a year in San Francisco. 

A letter from Barbara Golden tells of her 
past summer of painting classes and waiting 
tables (shades of S-B.C.!). Barb has painting 
classes in the winter in Columbus, along 
with Sunday School classes. Community Arts 
work and Boys Club work. Ben and Betty 
Golden Tyler have just moved into a new 
house in Co!.umbus with their two little girls. 
Ernest and Cecil Butler Williams are in 
Tuscaloosa where E. is treasurer of the 
University of Alabama. Cecil says that she 
quite enjoys faculty life and loves Tusca- 

A letter from Maria Tucker arrived about 
two hours after the last deadline. . She 
sounded somewhat woebegone in regard to the 
lack of wild enthusiasm which met her 
heartrending plea for funds. Maria and Liz 
Ripley had just returned from a two weeks' 
trip to Bermuda. Liz is working with an 
advertising firm in Cleveland, 

On October T, John and Judith Burnett 
Halsey had their second daughter, Mary 
Shaw Halsey. On October 27, Bill and Nan 
Hurt Stone had their second son, Alan Hart 
Stone. On November 1}, Zan and I had 
a daughter, Elizabeth Bemiss Stuart. (One 

Maddin Lupton McCallie and Sweet Briar 
friends (left to right) Mary Jo Armstrong, 
Maddin Lupton McCallie, Audrey Lahman 
RossELOT, Nit A Miuchcw Falk, Suzanne 
Hiindy Beaufort, Felacia Jackson Wheless, 
at pre-wedding party. 

good reason I haven't been able to catch up 
on all your activities.) 

Chris and Connie Cleien^cr Berg have 
moved permanently to Georgetown and a 
life insurance business. She had just seen 
Patsy Camhlos Guttshall. Rud is now with 
New Jersey and Pennsylvania Steel. Jimmy 
and Martha Budd Shclnutt are living in 
Chattanooga where he works for Dupont. 

A happy new year to all of you and do 
try to drop me a Hne. 

Class Secretary: Mary Jo Armstrong, Caril- 
lon House — Apartment 54 5, 2 500 Wisconsin 
Avenue, N. W., Washington 7, D. C. 
Fund Ai^ent: Anne Ricks, 1332 — 3Ist Street, 
N. W., Apartment 4, Washington 7, D. C. 

Mayde Ludington Henningsen was in Wash- 
ington recently, so Martha Sue Skinner Logan, 
Nancy Vaughn Kelly, and I joined her for 
luncheon at the Mayflower. 

What a wonderful time we had catching up 
on the news of the class and what everyone 
was doing. Mayde had some adorable picture'* 
of Vic, Jr., who is a year and a half oH 
now and cold us all about Christopher 
King, known as "Kit," wha was born on 
October 29. Martha Sue and Robert have 
been in Washington for about two months, 
but are departing shortly for Camp Walters, 
Mineral Wells, Texas, where he will be sta- 
tioned. They went up to Philadelphia last 
weekend to see Marge McCallunt Anderson, 
Bill, and their baby. Nancy Vaughn Kelly 
was full, of tales about their actu'ities and 
that husband Dan would graduate from Law 
School in July. It was just as though we 
were all sitting down at the Boxwood Inn 
again over a cup of coffee and a cigarette. 

The Saturday after Thanksgiving was an 
eventful day, for Maddin Lupton became 
Mrs. David Parks McCallie. Felicia Jackson 
and Suzanne Hardy Beaufort were brides- 

maids. The wedding was lovely, and the 
occasion well represented by Sweet briar. 
Nita N^mcheu- Faulk and Ralph, Twink 
Elliott Sockwcll and Warren, Audrey Lah- 
man Rosselot, and I had a marvelous time 
together. Suzanne and Ira had a little girl, 
on October 10, named Bonnifer so she, Nita 
and Twink were busy telling about their 
children. Nita has a little girl; Twink, a 
boy over a year old now; and Suzanne has two 
girls. Also saw Hilda Hudc Voight, Jean and 
Nancy Carter, Betty Wright Schneider and 
Gene Kay Minor, who was also a bridesmaid. 
After a wedding trip to Jamaica. Maddin and 
Dave are now living in Philadelphia where 
he is a resident in one of the hospitais. 

Felicia Jackson married Lockwood Wheelis 
from Shreveport in February, and Kax Ber- 
their will marry John MacKelway in March 
in San Antonio. Diane King. Nita, Suzanne, 
Maddin and Betsy Plunkett are all go^n^ 
down for the wedding. I don't have any of 
the details of Kax's wedding, but am so happy 
that they will be living in Washington. 
Diane is still working in Shreveport, but 
spent part of her Christmas holidays in 
Washington and Richmond. Betsy Plunkett, 
who is still with a drug company in Nor- 
folk, visited Anne Ricks in Washington, in 

From Corpus Chris ti, Texas, Jeanne 
Morrell Garlington wrote that they were 
going to be there for a year while Henry 
was on loan to the Naval Air Force. 
Jane McCaffrey McBrain says that Sarah is 
now in nursery school and that their little 
boy, Jimmie. is a rotund little darling. Mar- 
tha Davis is teaching Spanish at her old alma 
mater, Washington Seminary, in Atlanta. 
She wrote that its an all consuming job, 
but very interesting. 

Imagine going to Greece, Italy, Egypt, 
Lebanon, and all over Europe! Tliat's what 
McCaU Henderson did this fall when she 
took a Mediterranean cruise which she is still 
all aglow about. She also saw Alex Marcoglou 
in Athens one afternoon. A Christmas card 
to her from Louise Day Thompson said 
that she was now in Germany with her 
husband who is stationed there, and also 
one from Judy Perkins reflected that she and 
her husband were now in Massachusetts after 
spending about a year in England. Also, 
Jane Taylor is living in New Jersey. 

Ann Orr is in Short Hills, New Jersey fol- 
lowing her marriage to Robert Eugene Savage. 
October 2 8. Both Vicki Brock and her hus- 
band are working in Yonkers at Leake and 
Watts Children's hospital. 

A brief note from Mary Pierce came from 
Ottawa, Canada, where she is working in 
the American Embassy. Wayne Stokes is 
living with Ces Youmans and Jenne 
Belle Bcchtcl in New York. Wayne has a 
job with Good Housekeeping as secretary to 
the Managing Editor. She recently saw Mar- 
tha Rowan Hyder who was on a trip to New 
York. Jenne Belle is a tremendous success 
from all reports. Two of the leading stores 
in the city had full window displays of 
her clothes this fall, and in the near future 
W'c ^\'ill be seeing her clothes advertised 

March, 1952 


in various magazines. Another working girl is 
Kitty Doolin who is with an insurance com- 
pany in Annapolis. She reports that she has 
been doing a good deal of Junior League 
work and that the football season was quite 
gay. After being in Helena, Arkansas, for 
a while, Ruth Faulkner is now going back to 
New York. Meon Bower has left Florida and 
is now back in Richmond. Frances Robb said 
that she ran into Meon and Closcy Faulkner 
at the opera there this fall. 

Babies are still one of the big topics for 
any News letter. "Beezie" DeVorc Towers 
had an eight-pound girl named Cathy in 
September, and Jody Vestal Lyons' little girl 
born recently makes her third child. Helen. 
McKcmii' Riddle has a little boy seven months 
old. Also Emily Lojfis Peters and her hus- 
band adopted a boy in Italy. 

Guess this is where I should put in a plug 
for Ricky and ask all of you to be sure and 
send your contributions to to the Alumnae 
Association. Even the smallest of contribu- 
tions is appreciated and besides you get the 
benefit of News issues. 

When I was in Philadelphia in December, 
I had a wonderful chat with Peggy Sheffield 
Martin, who told mc that she and Tom 
were all settled in their home and what fun 
Tom, Jr., was having playing in their big 
yard. Betty Ann Jackson Ryan had a ten- 
pound boy the week I arrived. I was al'SO 
able to visit with Jane Leach Cromwell and 
Steve. They spent Christmas in Rockville 
and Janie is taking her little daughter, Phyllis. 
to Milwaukee to visit her mother for a month 
this spring. 

Judy Blakey Brown has just moved into 
her new home just outside Kansas City. While 
Wally is going to the Command and General 
Staff school, Martha Mansfield Clements is 
with htm at Fort Leavenworth. 

Little gems gleaned from here and there: 
Virginia Pekor is living in Bamberg, Ger- 
many. She and her husband spent a week in 
the Alps in September and are planning a 
trip to Paris in the spring. Martha Schnt/d- 
heiscr Rodman is working at the reception 
desk in one of the hospitals in Philadelphia 
where Nat is an intern. Up in the northwest 
is Ha riot te Blaud Coke. She says they arc 
hibernating there while Jim is getting his 
Master's and that she is doing part time 
church work. 

Neila Wattley was in Washington this 
fall for a short while. I was so disappointed 
that I missed seeing her, but understand that 
she had a long chat with Anne Ricks who is 
teaching up here. Connie Hancock was in 
Washington, too. She is currently "unem- 
ployed" and seems to be having a grand 
time. She was entertaining us all with tales 
of Caroline Rankin Mapother's wedding. 

Hope all of you have the Happiest New 
Year possible. I am looking forward to 
having all of you call me whenever you are 
in Washington. You can't imagine how much 
I would enjoy seeing everyone again. Please 
don't disappoint me now, and do write. Not 
only do I enjoy hearing from each and 
everyone of you, but how else can I put a 

class letter together? One further word. Do 
let me know when your children arrive, and 
if by chance you move, don't fail to notify 
the Alumnae Office, so your address can 
be kept up-to-date. 

Class Secretary: Katharine Hart, 3 133 
Monument Avenue, Richmond, Virginia. 
Fund Agent: Alice Trout, 1301 Franklin 
Road, Roanoke, Virginia. 

1 9 S2 finds some members of our class 
scattered throughout the world. Joe and 
Jean Altschitl Pingitore and their son, Bobby, 
are in Panama where they expect to remain 
until early in '^3. Pat Brown is also in 
Panama. Judy Easly Mak is with her hus- 
band at the consulate in Tripoli. Katie Cox 
is in Japan with the Red Cross. She is nearer 
Vladivostock than Tokyo. 

There are several new brides. Larry Law- 
rence was married to Paul Bokers on August 
2 1. Larry and Paul are living in Nurem- 
berg, Germany. Sallie Legg was married to 
John Bruce DeMartinc on September 22. Ber- 
tie Pew married Dr. David Walter Baker on 
September 29. Lindsay Coon Robinson, Kitty 
Harduick Efird and Dee Dee Currey were 
among the bridesmaids. Rosie Holmes, Sally 
Melcher Jarvis, Ruthie Garrett, Polly Plum- 
mer, Stevie Stevens, Goodie Geer, Emsie 
Thornton and Margaret Towers represented 
our class at the reception. Bertie's husband 
is a Presbyterian minister as well as a medi- 
cal doctor. Jaclyn Tappen was married 
October 6 to Julius G. Kerne, Jr. Nancy 
Lake was among the bridesmaids. Jackie and 
her husband are now living in Peoria, Illinois, 
where he is with Caterpillar Manufacturing 
Company. Suzanne Edwards was married to 
Albert John Weatherhead III in Evanston. 
Illinois on November 3. After a honeymoon 
in Jamaica, they are living in Stamford. Con- 

More sons and daughters to members of 
our class: Kay Veasey Goodwin has a daugh- 
ter, Decia Bcebe, born September 1 0. Dave 
is now out of the army and he, Kay and 
"Dickie" have an apartment in Haverhill. 
Sandy and Patsy Daiin Robinson have a son. 
Alexander C, Jr., born October 18. Leggs 
and Sommcrs Booth Parker have a son also 
born in October. Gene and Preston Hodges 
Hill's son. Gene III, was born November 5. 
Choo-Choo and Ann Bnsh Trains' son, Hugh 
Moss Comer Train, Jr., was born November 
24. Ann and family are now living in Mobile, 
Alabama. Brantley Carter Boiling, the daugh- 
ter of Brantley Lamherd and Stuart Boiling 
was born December 14. Stuart is now a cap- 
tain in thi' Marines. Sam and Peggy On y nil 
Maples have a son, Allen Quynn Maples, born 
November 3 0. Mary Scott Robinson, the 
daughter of Robbie and Lindsay Coon Robin- 
son was born in August. 

After spending seven wonderful months 
in Europe, Walt and Bunny Barnett Brown 
have settled in Summit, N. J. Don and Mary 
Fran Broun Ballard are living in Texas where 
Don has an assist ant ship at Texas A&M and 
is working on liis M.S. In Chemistry. En 

route to Texas, they stopped to visit Jim and 
Marilyn Hopkins Bamborough who are living 
in Monticcllo, Ind. Jim and Marilyn, mo- 
tored to Virginia during the summer to visit 
Sweet Briar. They also visited Doyle and 
Sally Strickland Johnson ia Cincinnati where 
they have just bought a home. Evelyn Lee 
Kagey Lee and Johnson are living in Con- 
necticut where Johnson is with Conde-Nast. 
Howard and Margaret Long Freas are living 
in Green belt. Maryland, while Howard is 
working on his Ph.D. in Industrial Psychology 
and Margaret is teaching second and third 
grade combination. Margaret was matron-of- 
honor for Martha Ellen Query in her wedding 
to Charles C. Odell on December 6. Martha 
and Charles are now living in Durham, N. C. 

Danny and Alice Dnlaney Sheridan and 
their daughter, Kathy, are now living in 
Cherry Point, N. C, while Danny is on 
active duty with the Marine Corps. Maggie 
Woodi Tillett and John have built a home 
in Charlotte, and moved in just after Christ- 

Stevie Stevens is now with the State Depart- 
ment, keeping the picture files used for pub- 
licity of the Point 4 Program. Stevie and 
Polly Plummer have an apartment in George- 
town. Anne Henderson is in New York work- 
ing in the art department of Norcross Greet- 
ing Card Co. She is also working on illus- 
trations for a children's book on the side. 
Jean Taylor, after getting an M.A. in Indus- 
trial psychology, is doing personnel work for 
Aetna Insurance Company in Hartford, Con- 
necticut. Margaret Towers is teaching nursery 
school at the Junior League Speech Clinic this 
winter. Betty Wellford Bennett and I are back 
teaching third and second grades respectively. 
I am also teaching Sunday school. Foo Fowler 
and June Krebs spent the summer in Europe. 
In the fall, Foo went to Bermuda and she 
hopes to get to Cuba after Christmas! Between 
trips, Foo works for the Westchester County 
Red Cross. 

Mary Anne Craft O'Neill and her son spent 
Thanksgiving in Richmond with her mother. 
Judy Baldwin Waxter spent a few days here 
just before Christmas. Her husband is now 
in Korea. 

Langdon and Dot Bottom Gilkey were here 
during the holidays. Dot loves being a 
Vassar professor's wife. Dot and Langdon 
said their year at Cambridge was wonderful. 
Ann Eustis is in Chicago working with chil- 
dren who have eye defects. Pixie Stevens 
Cowdery is living in Minneapolis, Minn , 
where her husband. Bob, is with Cargill Grain 
Co., and she is a secretary as well as a house- 
wife. Peggy Crnmuell Tipper, after spending 
a grand year abroad, has returned to Balti- 
more and is working for a child care agency. 
Her marriage to Albert Tipper took place 
February 22nd. 

Class Secretary: Lacy Skinner (Mrs. Robert 
N. Eckardt) Sunset Lane, Rye, N. Y. 
Fund Agent: Diana Dent, Old Church 
Road, Green wish, Connecticut. 

TTiose wedding bells just seem to keep . on 
ringing! Last June 23, Debbie Freeman be- 


Aluninuc News 

came Mrs. E. Newbold Cooper, Jr. Debbie 
wrote that she and her doctor husband will 
make their home in the vicinity of Phila- 
delphia. The very next day, June 24, Mimi 
Wyse was married to Elliott Linsky. The 
wedding took place in Providence, Rhode 
Island. They are now living in Charleston, 
West Virginia, where Elliott is a chemical 
engineer turning out synthetic rubber for 
the government "via the B. F. Goodrich 
Company." Mimi wrote that not too long 
ago she had a nice visit with Genevieve 
Hanimcl Geer, her husband, Peter, and son, 

On Auguu 4, in Jacksonville, Florida, 
Muffet Murchison became the wife of Ensign 
John Corse, U. S. N. They sailed shortly 
thereafter for Italy where John is attached 
to the Mediterranean fleet. 

Sally Webb left her position as math 
instructor at Rosemary Hall to marry Ernest 
Swan Lent. The wedding took place on 
August 18 at St. Paul's School, Concord. 

In Frankfort-on-Main^ Germany on Sep- 
tember M, Stokie Kyle became Mrs. Helmut 
Kimpel. Helmut works for the High Com- 
missioner in Germany as editor of a news- 
Utter. Word has also reached me that Jane 
Tomlinson was married in Norway to Jan 
Hamre. They are making their home in 
Alta, Norway. Akie Easter is now Mrs. 
Edmund H. Henderson. They reside in 
Owings Mills, Maryland. 

In Charlotte, North Carolina, Tink Springs 
was married to Jack H. Shannon on Novem- 
ber 23. In that same city Evie Woods became 
Mrs. Wilmore Pearson Cox, Jr. 

However, Southerners aren't the only ones 
who catch mates. The marriage of Peachy 
Lillard and Jack Manning took place in New 
York City on December 15. Bill Bailey, who 
came up to see me a few Sundays ago (and 
found out that I wasn't dead after all) said 
the wedding was lovely. Also in attendance 
from S. B. C. '50 were Sally Bianchi, Ginger 
Lu'combe, Dain Fuller Searle and Judi Canip- 
hcil Campbell. No, I'm not stuttering — yet. 
Judi was married this fall to Rodney Camp- 
hell. On their honeymoon they journeyed to 
England to visit Rodney's family. 

The most recent wedding was Mary Morris 
Gamble's. She and Lea Booth were married 
in Kirk wood, Missouri, on the 29 th of 

Now that I have covered the weddin'^s, I 
shall report on the class progeny. In May, 
Karen Lee Hodges, an applicant for the Class 
rf 1969 at S. B. C, was born to Allen and 
Betsey Sawyer Hodges. Mary Ellen Davis 
writes rhat Peter Thompson Holz worth and 
husband, Wendy, also are the proud parents 
of a little girl, Julie Ann. In June, Nancy 
Carter Tewell gave birth to Dunbar, Jr. Hus- 
band "Die" was recalled to the army, so the 
th-ee of them are now living in Atlanta, 
where "Doc" is stationed at Fort McPherson. 
An eight pound, two ounce blue-eyed eirl 
W3S born to Tommy and Bettve Wr'ijibt 
Schneider on August 17. They have na-^eH 
her Carolyn Lucille after Bettye's mother, 
b'lt will call her Lynn. 

If I have neglected mentioning other births, 
please drop me a card with the details and 
I'll see that it makes the next issue. Also, 
if any of you proud parents have pictures, 
send them along. S. B. C. has seen what you 
can do academically. Now they'd like to 
see a few of your "extracurricular" accom- 

Mary Ellen Davis writes that she is now 
in her second year at Stanford University as 
a resident assistant in the Spanish House. 
She is hoping to have her masters by the end 
of this academic year. 

Helen Missires is now teaching French 
and Spanish at Chatham Hall. She really 
seems to be applying her college education 
to her work. 

Bev Taylor is working for the Norfolk 
Vir^'ni'ia)! Pilot as a night reporter. As one 
of her roommates remarked to me, "She 
always did like to sleep all day!" 

Jo Gulick is still with the Schenectady 
Trust Co., and on the side, teaches Sunday 
School to "eleven-year-old monsters" and 
takes a night course in Spanish. She says 
she is going to continue this summer with 
her Italian at Middlebury College. While 
there last summer, she ran into John and 
Grem Fisher Han ford who were assistant in- 
structors in the Spanish school. 

Marianne Delacorte has announced her 
engagement to Bryce Holland. They are to 
be married sometime in March. 

Nancy Day and Bonnie Loyd were in 
Mexico City this past summer and on the 
return trip, stopped in Jacksonville for Muffet 
Murchison's wedding. 

Nan Nelson, so Bill tells me. has been 
spending most of her free time learning 
how to ski! Bo'h Nan and Bill are working 
in New York City. 

I received a Christmas card from Mary 
Waller Berkeley so I know that she hasn't 
passed on, but there are still some of you 
that I am doubtful about. 

Congratulations 19 50 on your contribution 
to the Alumnae Association. Let's do even 
better this year. (You are off to an alarm- 
ingly slow start. — Ed.) 

Oh, yes. A special note to Miss Rogers. 
I have a future field hockey player for you. 
Her name — Caryl Lacy Eckardt, born Octo- 
ber 28. 



Class Secretary: Terry Faulkner. 190 5 
Stuart Avenue, Richmond, Virginia. 
Fund Agent: Jane Clark, 5 Wickersham 
Lane, Clayton 24. Missouri. 

It seems so strange to be writing to you 
in this bleak month of January when I know 
you'll be reading this in the beautiful month 
of March. No telling what will be happening 
by then. 

Speaking of engagements, we have a tew 
new ones. Randie (Jean) Randolph an- 
nounced hers to Allen Bruns this month. 

Patty Lynas writes that she is pinned to a 
senior at Pomona. 

A crowd of us had quite a good time at 
the senior show in December. Susan Taylor 
drove Lucy Regester, Seymour Langhun Ren- 
nolds, Mary Pease Fleming, Eugenia Ellis 
Mason and me up there. After collecting 
Betty Brawner, Louise Coleman and Joan 
Motter, we departed for — you guessed it — 
Mama George's. The show was wonderful — 
a sophisticated mythological satire on college. 
Good plot and delightful music. Saw lots of 
faculty and met the new assistant dean. 

Christmas was mighty gay here. Seymour 
had a fine egg nog party which was enjoyed 
by all. Chis (Peggy Chisholm Boxley) 
couldn't come because she and Bill went 
to Laurel for Christmas. Edmund and Mar- 
gery Da rill son Rucker spent their holiday 
in Hinsdale. Rives and Mary Pease Fleming 
stayed right here, since they visited Mary's 
family in Cincinnati at Thanksgiving. 

Jean Staplcton Hellier sent me a Christmas 
card in which she stated in no uncertain 
terms ''The Case for Marriage" Jean and 
Burg were in Wilmington, Delaware, during 
the holiday. 

Jo Williams Ray sent me a Christmas card 
from Key West, Florida, so I gather she 
and Jimmy are living down there now. 

Nancy Snoke Garrett's Bob is in the Navy 
now. He was first stationed at Great Lakes, 
and I don't believe Snoke could be with him 
during his basic training. However, if I 
know Snoke, I'm sure she joined Bob as soon 
as possible. 

Susan Ostrander wrote that she has given 
up the art of bank-telling. At the time she 
was just about to embark upon her new 
career — working with the National Safety 
Council. We will agree with her that it 
sounds constructive and full of sociological 

I know you all will, be glad to hear that 
Jeanie Wellford is much, much better. I 
see her very often, and the rest she's getting 
is doing her a world of good. N. K. (Nancy 
Keene) Butter worth dropped in to see her 
on the way back from Sweet Briar where 
she attended an alumnae representative meet- 
ing. Mary Street was at the meeting, too. 
N. K. told me that Mary was teaching Sun- 
day School. She also Informed me that she 
was not just taking courses at Emory as I 
had previously told you, but that she was 
working toward an M.A. in religion, which 
is certainly more impressive. Two other 
'Sl'ers, who are alumnae representatives and 
returned for the meeting at Sweet Briar on 
January 1 9, are Wingfield Ellis and Peggy 
Chis holm Boxley. 

Late Flashes: Barbara Easier was in Hawaii 
before Christmas and had a lovely time. 
^Iso Monna Simpson has been with th • 
playhouse at Nantucket. They have been 
playing all over the countrv. Monna flew 
home for Christmas, I believe. Marriages! 
Sue Taylor became Mrs. Robert Lilley the 
first week-end in February. Jean Ditcrsoti 
Bade was on hand for Sue's wedding. Anne 
Mountcastle became Mrs. Robert Gamble 
February 16, and Ann Sheldon is now Mrs. 
Henry Taylor. 

See you at graduation! 

Sweet Briar Alumnae Clubs and Their Presidents 


Regional Chairman: Mrs. W, Frederick Stohlman. 

Boston, Massachusetts 

Mrs. Richard M. Wyman, Jr. (Bettina Bell, "39), 1 
Aberdeen Road, Weston, Mass. 

Northern New Jersey 

Mrs. Charles H. Bergmann (Janet Macfarlan, '3 8g), 
244 Ackerman Avenue, Hohokus, New Jersey. 

New York City 

Mrs. Otto Grouse (Sara McHenry, '28), 
103 5 Fifth Avenue. 

Westchester County 

Mrs. John E. Neill (Betty Doucett, Mlg), 
8 Roy Place, Tuckahoe 7, New York. 
RocKESTER, New York 

Mrs. Ralph Peters (Phoebe Rowe, '31), 
249 Hollywood Avenue. 


Regional Chairman: Mrs. Calvert de Coligny. 

Amherst, Virginia 

Mrs. Mahlon S. Bryant (Mildred Faulconer, '44g) 
R. F. D. No. 2. 

Lynchburg, Virginia 

Mrs. Thomas B. Mason (Emily Wilkins, '44g), 
North Princeton Circle. 

Norfolk, Virginia 

Mrs. John Rixey (Patty Traugott, '48g), 
902 Graydon Avenue. 
Richmond, Virginia 

Mrs. T. Todd Dabney (Lucy Call, '42g), 182 5 Park 
Avenue, zone 20. 

Roanoke, Virginia 

Mrs. Walter S. Foster (Natalie Roberts, '3Ig) 2417 
Salem Turnpike, N. W. 

Washington, D. C. — Alexandria-Arlington, Va. 

Mrs. Lawrence Chappell, (Annette Harley, '3 6g), 429 St. 
Laurence Drive, Silver Spring, Maryland. 


Regional Chairman: Mrs. Thomas G. Potterfield. 
Wilmington, Delaware 

Mrs. Hanson Hodge (Emily Jones. '27g) 
Shipley Road, Wyckwood, R. F. D. 2. 
Baltimore, Maryland 

Mrs. F. Edmund Sutton (Dorothy Denny, '44g), Hopkins 
Apartments, 31st and St. Paul Street, zone 18. 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

Mrs. Clarence C. Briscoe (Betty Suttle, '34g), 123 
Princeton Road, Bala-Cynwyd, Penna. 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

Mrs. Ernest C. Reif (Bernice Thompson, '3Sg), 32S9 
Orleans Street, zone 14. 


Regional Chairmtn: Mrs. John A. Tate, Jr. 
Charlotte, North Carolina 

Mrs. William K. van Allen (Sally K. Schall, '42g), 
641 Llewellyn Place. 
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 

Mrs. Samuel M. Orr, Jr. (Catherine Diggs, '42g) 
Windsor Road. 


Regional Chairman: Mrs. Frank T. Davis. 
Birmingham, Alabama 

Mrs. James C. Lee, Jr. (Elizabeth Bramham, '48), 
28 Cherokee Road. 

Montgomery, Alabama 

Mrs. Charles C. Hubbard (Henrietta Hill, 'SOg) 112 
Ridge Avenue. 

Jacksonville, Florida 

Mrs. David E. Robeson (Jane Mitchell, *3Sg) 1820 
\v'oodmere Road. 

Tampa, Florida 

Mrs. Marvin Essrig (Cecile Waterman, '44g) 1017 
Frankland Road. 
Atlanta, Georgia 

Mrs. Arthur J. Merrill (Sarah Harrison, '32g) 3601 
Nancys Creek Road. 

Augusta, Georgia 

Mrs. Eugene Long (Jane Bush, '40g), 1061 Katherine 


Regional Chairman: Mrs. Joseph W. Scherr, Jr. 
Lexington, Kentucky 

Mrs. John B. Winn (Anne Brent, '29g), 
43 8 Fayette Park. 
Louisville, Kentucky 

Mrs. Inman Johnson (Elizabeth Cox, *27g), 4001 Ormond 
Cincinnati, Ohio 

Mrs. Joseph W. Scherr, Jr. (Mildred Bushey, '29g) 
721 Lindell Avenue. 
Columbus, Ohio 

Mrs. James R. Gay (Lillian Cabell, '36g), (Temporary), 
2693 Bryden Road, Bexley, Ohio 
Charleston, West Virginia 

Mrs. David G. Huffman (Jane McJunkin. '45g), 
1014 Valley Road. 


Regional Chairman: Mrs. James R. Gay. 
Chicago, Illinois 

Mrs. Donald S. Frey (Janet Imbrie, '3 5g) 2624 Thayer 
Street, N.W., Evanston. 

Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota 

Mrs. Joseph Watson (Margaret Diack, '30), 106 W. 
Magnolia Avenue, St. Paul. 
Cleveland, Ohio 

Mrs. John W. Schlendorf (Alice McCloskey, '3 5g) 
2690 Southington Road, Shaker Heights, 20. 
Toledo, Ohio 

Alice Hepburn, '44g, 
3 9 Canterbury Court. 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin 

Mrs. Hugh B. Pillsbury (Virginia Noyes, '44g) 3865 
E. Layton Street, Cudahy, Wisconsin. 


Regional Chairman: Mrs. David McCallie. 

St. Louis, Missouri 

Mrs. E. R. Hurd (Marjorie Lasar, '34g), 
23 Willow Hill Road, St. Louis 24. 
Chattanooga, Tennessee 

Mrs. Charles B. Shelton, Jr. (Elizabeth Colley, '41), 
Robin Hood Trail, Lookout Mountain. 
Memphis, Tennessee 

Mrs. C. O. Beeson, Jr. (Betty Hoehn, '47g) 2263 South 
Parkway East. 


Regional Chairman: Mrs. Willard B. Wagner, Jr. 

Los Angeles, California 

Elizabeth McQueen, '2ig (Mrs. Harry L. Nelson) 
13 57 West Haven, San Marino 9. 
San Francisco, California 

Mrs. Western Logan (Ruth Mcllravy, '17g), 
317 Sea View, Piedmont 19. 
Denver, Colorado 

Mrs. Henry D. Mitchell (Helen Dunleavy, 26), 
4707 East 7th Avenue, Denver 7. 

^e off to 


in ^une 

Dates: June /, 2, 3 

REUNION CLASSES— 1912, 1917, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1927, 1932. 
1937. 1942, 1943. 1944, 1945. 1947. 1951 

Annual Banquet — Entertainment by 1927 

Alumnae College — Some mental stimulation 

Faculty Open Houses — Renew old friendships 

Buffet Luncheon — In Sweet Briar Garden 

Come for Commencement — Stay for Reunion 



Sweet Briar 

Alumnae News 

Volume XXI, No. 5 

Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, Virginia 

May, 1952 

Neiv Student Officers 

Mary Ann Mellen and Dale Hutter 
examine the student government 
GAVEL. Dale, a junior from Lynch- 
DENT Government Association and 
Mary Ann is chairman of the asso- 
ciations Judicial Board. Mary Ann, 


Mellen, '25g. 

Two Men Appointed 

To Board of Overseers 

When the Board of Overseers meets at 
Sweet Briar late in May, it will welcome two 
new appointees, Adrian Massie of Rye, 
N. Y. and the Rt. Rev. Richard S. Watson, 
Bishop of Utah. 

Mr. Massie, whose wife is the former 
Gertrude Dally, a Sweet Briar graduate, is 
executive vice-president and director of the 
New York Trust Co. Director of several 
insurance companies, including Bankers and 
Shippers, Commonwealth, Homeland, Mer- 
cantile and others, Mr. Massie is a trustee of 
Columbia University, vice-president and 
chairman of the endowment fund of the 
United Hospital of Port Chester, director of 
the United Cerebral Palsy Association, treas- 
urer of the National Recreation Association. 
He is a graduate of Yale. 

Before his elevation to the bishopric last 
May, Bishop Watson served as rector of 
churches in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Sherman and 
Houston, Texas, and was dean of St. Marks 
Cathedral, Seattle. 

A man of many and varied interests. 
Bishop Watson holds an LL.B. degree from 
the University of North Dakota, and prac- 
ticed law in Denver before he entered the 
Virginia Episcopal Theological Seminary. 
(Continued on page two) 


Sweet Briar's forty-third commencement, 
which will take place on Monday morning, 
June 2, will include an address, "What 
Difference Will Your College Education 
Make?" by Ordway Tead, chairman of the 
Board of Higher Education. New York City. 
President Pannell will confer the degrees. 

On the preceding day, the Rt. Rev. 
Charles C. J. Carpenter, Bishop of Alabama, 
will preach the Baccalaureate sermon at 11 
o'clock in the chapel. The choir, under the 
direction of G. Noble Gilpin, will provide 
special music appropriate to this occasion. 

The Class of 1952, largest in the history 
of the college, includes 96 candidates for 
the degree, from 24 states, the District of 
Columbia, Hawaii, Venezuela, Germany and 
Viet Nam. The largest number, 15, come 
from Virginia. 

President Pannell will be hostess at the 
traditional Garden Party in the Boxwood 
Circle for seniors and their guests on Satur- 
day afternoon, May 31. Sunday's very full 
schedule, in addition to the Baccalaureate 
service, includes the final step-singing at 
4:30; vespers conducted by President Pan- 
nell in the west dell at 5:30; a supper given 
by the college for seniors and their parents; 
a joint recital by senior music students at 
8:45; and Lantern Night at 10 o'clock. 

Bishop Carpenter is a graduate of Prince- 
ton and of the Virginia Episcopal Theologi- 
cal Seminary. Consecrated as Bishop of 
Alabama in 1938, he holds honorary degrees 
from both the aforementioned institutions, 
as well as from Alabama and Sewanee. 

The Commencement speaker, Mr. Tead, 
has combined theory and practice in a num- 
ber ot related fields throughout his career. 
In his administrative, teaching, editing and 
writing activities, he has been trying to show 
the interrelations of the social sciences with 
the practice of business management, public 
administration, and higher education. 

Author of numerous books in these fields, 
lecturer in personnel administration at 
Columbia University for more than 30 
years, he has been editor of social and eco- 
nomic books for Harper & Brothers since 

Mr. Tead is a member of the United States 
National Commission for UNESCO, of the 
executive committee of the Institute of Inter- 
national Education, and he is president of 
the Conference on Science, Philosophy, and 
Religion. He has been chairman of the 
Board of Higher Education in New York 
since 1938. A graduate of Amherst College, 
he also holds several honorary degrees. 

Ordway Tead 



Reunion 1952 will feature, for the first 
time in several years, an Alumnae College 
with four outstanding members of the Sweet 
Briar faculty as speakers. 

Mrs. Evelyn Eaton, visiting lecturer in 
creative writing and widely-known writer of 
historical novels, has chosen as her title, 'In 
a Word" Miss Dean Hosken, assistant pro- 
fessor of religion, will speak on "The Bible 
Today." "American Interests in the Near 
and Middle East" has been selected as a title 
by Dr. Edgar J. Fisher, Carter Glass profes- 
sor of government; G. Noble Gilpin, assist- 
ant professor of music and director of the 
Sweet Briar choir and glee club, will illus- 
trate his talk with piano selections. His sub- 
jetc is "Your Child Can Love Music. " 

Alumnae, whether or not they are mem- 
bers of reuning classes, are invited to partici- 
pate in all of the Commencement festivities. 
Their own events will officially begin with 
class picnics on Sunday evening. After com- 
mencement on Monday, alumnae will con- 
vene for luncheon and the annual Associa- 
tion meeting in Reid dining room. Amelia 
Hol/is Scott, '29g, president, will preside at 
the business meeting and will transfer the 
gavel to the newly elected president, Louisa 
Newkirk Steeble, '23g, of Philadelphia, who 
will serve for the next two years. 
(Continued on page two) 



May. 1952 

Marchant D. Wornom 
Alumnae Program 

(ConliHued from page one) 
Sociability, campus tours and faculty 
open-houses are on Monday afternoon's cal- 
endar and that evening the class of 1927, 
celebrating its 25th Reunion, will be honor 
guests at the alumnae banquet. Emily ]ones 
Hodge, Wilmington, Del., who was class 
president her senior year at Sweet Briar, will 
preside as toastmistress. Guests will be 
greeted by President Pannell and the speaker 
for the evening will be Mr. Robert Sailstad, 
newly appointed Director of Development. 
The class of 1927 will present a skit, which 
has been written by Eleanor Albers Foltz, 
Fort Smith, Ark. 

The Alumnae College will be held Tues- 
day morning, and the final event on the 
reunion program will be a buffet luncheon 
in Sweet Briar Gardens, with Mrs. Pannell 
as hostess. 

iv.ilph Thompson 

Geronimo, ridden by Betsy Wilder, 
Westwood, Mass., and Mr. Jones, with 
Jean Caldwell, Honolulu, mounted, 

ers class in the invitation hunter 
Show on April 26. Betsy rode a win- 

FROM Lynchburg and elsewhere gave 




Early in March, the appointment of two 
new administrati\'e officers of the college was 
announced by Archibald G. Robertson, Rich- 
mond, president of the Board of Overseers. 

Marchant D. Wornom, who has been sec- 
retary-treasurer of the Virginia Bankers As- 
sociation since 1946, was named assistant to 
the president, in charge of business affairs of 
the college. He will come to Sweet in June. 

Robert J. Sailstad was appointed director 
of development, to plan and coordinate all 
development and fund-raising activities. He 
began his new duties at Sweet Briar this 

Sweet Briar's family circle will be widened 
to include Mrs. Wornom and nine-year old 
Maria, and Mrs. Sailstad, Judith and John. 

Mr. Wornom brings a broad background 
of business experience to his new post. A 
graduate of the graduate School of Banking, 
Rutgers University, he has worked in the 
Federal Reserve Bank, in the 'Virginia Trust 
Company, and for the Davenport Insurance 
Corporation, all in Richmond. He also 
served for seven years in the insurance bu- 
reau of the State Corporation Commission. 

A native of York County, Virginia, and 
a graduate of Randolph-Macon College, Mr. 
Wornom has been active in civic affairs in 
Richmond during his residence there. He 
has held offices or been a director of the 
Richmond Citizens Association, the Rich- 
mond and Virginia Junior Chambers of 
Commerce, Red Cross, Rotary Club, Public 
Relations Council, and served on the board 
of deacons of Grace Covenant Presbyterian 
Church. He is a contributing editor of the 
Commontvenlth. writing on banking devel- 
opments in Virginia and the nation. 

Recently in Greensboro 

Mr. Sailstad, who has been with the Meth- 
odist College Foundation of North Carolina 
for some time, is experienced in educational 
fund-raising. He served as director of the 
Davidson College development program 
three years ago and was also coordinator of 
the Bennett College Quarter Century Fund 
Drive in Greensboro. 

A graduate of the University of Minne- 
sota, Mr. Sailstad did graduate study and 
served on the college faculty for several 
years. He later directed the communications 
center at Hampton Institute and then went 
to Stephens College where he was director 
of public information. 

A former classroom, 2 1 Fletcher, has been 
transformed into the new Development 
Office, where Mr. Sailstad will have his 
headquarters. Painted light green, the room 
has been furnished with new desks, table, 
filing cabinets and other necessary equip- 
ment. Mr. Sailstad expects to put the De- 
velopment Office into good running order 
during the summer. 

Robert J. Sailst.^d 

(Continued jrom page one) 
He was chaplain to the Episcopal students 
at the University of Alabama for six years, 
during which time he taught philosophy at 
the University, was president of the Little 
Theater and of the Rotary Club and directed 
a camp for teen-age boys. 

While he was in Houston, he was director 
of the Young Adult Conference and was on 
the Board of the Travelers Aid Society, and 
in Seattle he became vice-president of the 
Seattle-King County Health and Welfare 
Council, in addition to his clerical duties. 
The College of the Pacific gave him its D.D. 
degree last year, and he will receive one this 
June at the Episcopal Seminary. 



An innovation that met with immediate 
success this spring was Patchwork Day. The 
new train whistle announced the surprise 
date at "7:30 on March 18. Classes were dis- 
missed and study abandoned. Work on cam- 
pus was the order for the morning so 
students donned jeans and heavy shirts to 
plant flowers, paint fences, clean trails and 
work on the senior parking lot. The rest 
of the day was marked for fun and included 
hay rides, hiking and driving in the country 
with faculty and staff members. 

George Smith 


May, 1952 


Page ^ 


A year of foreign study is being eagerly 
anticipated by four Sweet Briar sophomores. 
Polly Van Peenen, Memphis, and Ruth San- 
ders, Spring Valley, N. Y., have been chosen 
to go to St. Andrews University, Scotland; 
Jean Manning, Buffalo, and Laura Nancy 
Garner, Westwood, Mass., have been ac- 
cepted for the Junior Year in France. 

Since 1932, with the exception of the war 
years. Sweet Briar has sent at least two stu- 
dents a year to the Scottish University, and 
since 1950 a St. Andrews girl has held a 
scholarship at Sweet Briar each year. 

The Junior Year in France, about to begin 
its fifth session under Sweet Briar's adminis- 
tration, will be headed next fall by Robert J. 
Matthew, on leave from the City College of 
New York, as professor-in-charge. Mrs. 
Elizabeth Maxfield Miller, Wheaton College, 
will be assistant to Prof. Matthew. 


Mrs. Miller 

Mr. Matthew 

Well qualified to administer the Junior 
Year program, both Mr. Matthew and Mrs. 
Miller have lived and studied in France for 
several years. The latter spent her junior 
year there while she was a student at Swarth- 
more, and she later served another year as 
secretary-assistant with the University of 
Delaware group, which was succeeded by 
Sweet Briar's program. 

According to Dr. Joseph E. Barker, direc- 
tor, enrollment for the 1952-53 Junior Year 
in France has reached its capacity of 80 and 
late registrants are being offered places on a 
waiting list. Thirty-five colleges from coast 
to coast are represented, Vassar's group num- 
bering 12 and Yale's totaling eight. 

After six weeks of intensive language 
study in the small provincial capital of Tours 
on the Loire, the students will enroll at the 
University of Paris late in October. 


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Alumnae Association 

Sweet Briar, Va. 

Fifteen members of the Class of 1955, 
whose academic work during the first semes- 
ter was outstanding, were named on the 
Freshman Honor List by Dean Mary J. Pearl 
early in February. President John R. Everett 
of Hollins College spoke on "The Functions 
of Scholarship" at the convocation which 
preceded the college luncheon in their 

Those named are: (/i''i7 ra«') Betty San- 
ford, New Orleans; Mary Scott Daugherty, 


Lynchburg News 


Votes for General Elsenhower topped the 
combined total for all other candidates in a 
straw vote at Sweet Briar in April. Of the 
333 votes cast, 186 went to the General; 
Taft, runner-up, had 88 and Russell of 
Georgia led the Democratic ballot with 32. 

Senior interest in the election ran highest 
with 90'^r of that class voting. Sixty-two 
percent of the junior class, 75 9f' of the 
sophomores and 67% of the freshmen cast 

The "Ike for President" Club has been 
the only active political group on campus 
to date. LInder the leadership of Carolyn 
"Kitchie" Roseberry, editor of this year's 
Street Briar News, the club has circulated 
petitions on campus and in Amherst. It also 
held two rallies with speakers from Univer- 
sity of Virginia and Washington and Lee. 

According to Kitchie's enthusiastic report, 
"the group plans to continue to work after 
Eisenhower's nomination to assure victory in 

Houston; Chase Lane, Chattanooga; Vida 
Radin, Washington; Elise Wachenfeld, 
Orange, N. J.; {second row) Lydia Piamp, 
Louisville (daughter of Louise Chapman 
Plamp, '29) ; Rosemary Mancill, Dallas; 
Rebecca Faxon, Quincy, Mass.; Virginia 
Finch, Richmond; Virginia Chamblin, War- 
renton; Sally Oberlin, Mansfield, Ohio; 
Marcia Rhodes, East Aurora, N. Y.; Anne 
Kilby, Arlington; Mary Boyd Murray, Co- 
lumbus, Ga. 

Bachelor of Liberal A.rts 

When the seniors grasp their long-awaited 
diplomas on June 2, they will open the ma- 
roon leather cases to read, if they can, the 
stately Latin phrases which announce to all 
men that they have been granted the degree 
of Artinm Liberalinm Buccalanrei and have 
been admitted to all the rights and privileges 
pertaining thereto. 

Sweet Briar's tidy parchment, measuring 
9 by 7 inches, is modeled after that granted 
to Elijah Fletcher, father of the college's 
founder, Indiana Fletcher Williams, by the 
University of Vermont in 1810. Exactly 100 
years later, in 1910, the first five graduates 
received their Sweet Briar degrees. 

In place of the embossed and engraved 
Sweet Briar seal, Elijah Fletcher's much 
larger parchment is adorned with the seal 
of Vermont, mounted on a now-faded blue 


This Summer 

A Delightful Vacation Center 


Summer Rates — $35 per week 
American Plan 

June 1 5 - September 1 5 

Page 4 


May, 1952 

Fourleen Named 

To Honor Society 

Sweet Briar's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa 
society held the stage and established several 
"firsts" on February 27, the day on which 13 
seniors and one junior were initiated into the 
Theta of Virginia chapter. 

To Jean Felty, West Hartford, Conn., 
goes the distinction of being the first junior 
elected to <I>BK at Sweet Briar. Jean, who 
plans to study medicine, is a chemistry major. 

Pham Thi Thu, of Hanoi, Viet Nam, is 
the first foreign student to win this honor 
at Sweet Briar. Lillian, as she is known on 
campus, entered Sweet Briar as a junior, on 
a scholarship grant from the Nan and Nancy 
Askew Fund, in September, 1950. At the 
end of her first semester here she had won a 
place on the Dean's List. A chemistry major, 
she will begin her graduate study as a re- 
search assistant at Duke University next fall. 

It was also the first time that Theta of 
Virginia has elected more than the usual 
lO'^r of the senior class, which this year 
numbers 96. 

W. H. Auden, distinguished poet, gave 
the Phi Beta Kappa address, a stimulating 
analysis of the process of writing poetry, 
after the formal dinner which followed the 
initiation ceremonies. 

New members are shown at right. 
Top row: Patricia Layne, Washington; 
Florence Maupin, Portsmouth; Anne 
FoRSTER, Vero Beach, Fla., daughter of 
Catherine Zetich Forster, '23g; Virginia 
Sheaff, Riverside, Conn.; Holly Hillas, 
Wyncote, Pa. 

Second row: Gabrielie Maupin, Ports- 
mouth; Pham Thi Thu, Hanoi, Viet 
Nam; Robbie Lloveras, New Orleans; 
Jean Felty, West Hartford, Conn.; 
Nancy Hamel, Greensboro. 
Fhst roif: Susan Hobson, Kew Gardens, 
N. Y., daughter of Mary Marshall Hob- 
son, '24g; Rebecca Yerkes, Jackson- 
ville, Fla., daughter of Julia BevilU 
Yerkes, Acad.; Susan Otis, Nashville; 
Sally Hart Fishburn, Roanoke. 

date of March 27, 
announcement was 


After years of struggle by various classes 
at Sweet Briar, the seniors of 1952 reign 
victorious. It was not easy. Faculty meet- 
ings and petitions, promises and permission 
all entered into the battle picture. And now 
victory is sweet. 

On the memorable 
1952, the following 
issued from the Dean's Office. "The faculty 
has approved a ruling, to take effect imme- 
diately, which reads: Members of the senior 
class may have automobiles at the college for 
their use after spring vacation." 

The regulations covered 17 different items 
ranging from insurance rates to capacity 
limits and included a permission blank 
which had to be signed by parent or guard- 
ian before the automobile could arrive. 

Nevertheless, the seniors rejoiced. The 
juniors started working harder than ever to 

assure senior rating and freshmen and soph- 
omores began seeking diligently for closer 
understanding and warmer friendship with 
their senior sisters. 

The new parking lot, a project of Patch- 
work Day, was in readiness, and for once 
the students left for vacation thinking with 
anticipation of their return. 

Veterans of the campus population who 
have spent important years learning which 
of their faculty and staff colleagues to avoid 
on the road, faced a new crisis. Some resi- 
dents feared that stoplights might be neces- 
sary at the Inn and the Date House. Owners 
of dogs started purchasing aspirin by the 

At the end of spring vacation, 12 of the 
96 seniors arrived with cars. Most of the 
owners can be found more often in the base- 
ment stacks of the library than on the roads. 
But victory is sweet. 

M. W. H. 

Lynchburg News 


5VYEET Briar Alumnae News 


Entered as second-class matter at th 
Post Office, Sweet Briar, Va. 

Miss Tsta C. Holt 
Swset Briar, Va. 

Published by the Alumnae Association of Sweet Briar College 
in October, November, February, March, May, June. 

JUNE 1952 




Members of the Executive Board 


Mrs. William Steeble 

(Louisa Newkirk, '23g) 

212 W. Highland Avenue, Chestnut Hill 

Philadelphia 18, Pa. 

Mrs. John B. O'Hara 

(Virginia Lazenby, Academy) 
6920 Turtle" Creek Boule\ard, Dallas, Texas 

Mrs. Earl Ridler 

(Mary Bissell, '17g) 

608 Lindsay Road, Wilmington, Del. 

First Vice-President 

Mrs. Thom.^s G. Potterfield 

(Ann Hauslein, '42g) 

4611 Virginia Ave., S. E., Charleston, W. Va. 

Mrs. Howard Luff 

(Isabel Webb, '20g) 

18701 Wmslow Road, Cleveland Ohio 

Mrs. Charles H. Wadhams 

(Marian Shafer, '21g) 

36 French Road, Rochester 18, N. Y. 

Second l^ice-Presideiit 

Mrs. William Boxley 

(Margaret Chisholm, '51g) 

1 3 East Grace Street, Richmond, Va. 

Mrs. Robert Dowling 

(Lorna Weber, '23g) 

13807 Drexmore Road, Cleveland. Ohio 

Mrs. Brown Patterson 

(Eleanor Miller, '25g) 

309 N. Ridgeway Drive, Greensboro, N. C. 

Exeaitiie Secretary and Treasurer 
Mrs. W. Clark Schmidt 

Mrs. William B. Crane 

(Margaret Cramer, '27g) 

50 Verplank Avenue, Stamford, Conn. 

(Margaret Cornwell, '37g) 
Sweet Briar, Va. 

Mrs. Joseph Scherr 

(Mildred Bushey, '29g) 

721 Lindell Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 

Ahimna Member. Board of Directors 
Mrs. W. Lyons Brown 

Mrs. Frank T. Davis 

(Sue Burnett, '32g) 

1091 Stovall Boulevard, Atlanta, Ga. 

(Sara Shallenberger, '32g) 
Ashbourne, Harrods Creek, Ky. 

Mrs. F. p. Parker 

(Katherine Niles, '36g) 

46 Glen Road, Wellesley Hills, Mass. 

Alumnae Memhers, Board of Overseers 
Mrs. Russell Walcott 

Mrs. John A. Tate, Jr. 

(Dorothy Nicholson, ■38g) 

2840 St. Andrews Lane. Charlotte, N. C. 

(Eugenia Buffington, '13g) 
Tryon, N. C. 

Mrs. E. Webster Harrison 

(Mary Huntington, '31g) 

Drake Road, Box 54M, Cincinnati 27, Ohio 

Mrs. E. Griffith Dodson, Jr. 

(Mary Talcott, •38g) 

1127 Second Avenue, S.W., Roanoke, Va. 

Mrs. Albert Goodhue 

(Elizabeth Durham, '39g) 

Corn Point Road, Marblehead, Mass. 

Mrs. Ralph A. Rotnem 

(Alma Martin, '36g) 
130 Stockton Street, Princeton, N. J. 

Mrs. James A. Glascock 

(Adelaide Boze, '40g) 

4266 South 35th Street, Arlington, Va. 

Chairman of the Alumnae Fund 

Mrs. Kenneth Dickey 

(Margaret Wilson, '4lg) 

1902 Ash'Street, Texarkana, Ark 

Mrs. William F. Stohlman 

(Martha Lou Lemmon, '34g) 

1 1 Edgehill Street, Princeton, N. J. 

Mrs. Herman Affel 

(Eugenia Burnett, '42g) 

712 Hendren Street, Roxborough, Philadelphia, Pa. 

oweei ufikfi 

June, 19 52 

Margaret ConnveU Schmidt, "big. Editor 


'Ei.yzh.v.i.Tn , Abbot Averett, '47g, Assistant Editor 

Briar Patches 

Alumnae who operate a larger than 
average household will be able to ap- 
preciate Mrs. Pannell's housekeeping 
problems. She figured up that during 
one week-end this spring (and it was 
not May Day or Commencement) 108 
meals were served at Sweet Briar 
House — and this in addition to being 
a college president! 

From the alumnae files — Mary 
Buick, '33g, works for the Chevrolet 
Sales and Super Service in Pontiac, 
Michigan. This Automotive age! 

Alumnae travelling in Europe this 
summer will undoubtedly encounter 
some members of the Sweet Brair fac- 
ulty and staff. Mrs. Pannell will attend 
a meeting of the Council of the In- 
ternational Federation of University 
Women in Menaggio, Italy, in July. 
She will then visit Tours and the Uni- 
versity of Paris in the interest of Sweet 
Briar's Junior Year in France, and the 
University of St. Andrews in Scotland. 
Miss Robinson, Mme. Johnson, Miss 
Gladys Boone, Dr. Barker, Miss 
Stochholm, Miss MoUer, Miss Holt, 
Dr. Connie Guion, of the Board of 
Overseers, and the Gilchrist family 
will spend all or part of the summer 
abroad for purposes of study or pleas- 
ure, or both. 

Volume XXI Number 6 

Issued six times yearly 

Oct., Nov.. Feb., Mar., May. June by the 
Alumnae Association of Sweet Briar Col- 
lege. Entered as second class matter Nov. 
23, 1931 at the Postoffice at Sweet Briar, 


Briar Patches 1 

Iren Marik Records By Erelyn Eaton 2 

What Difference Will Your College Education Make? 

By Ordway Tead A 

Petticoat Showing By Jenny Belle Becbtel 6 

Alumna Elected to Board of Directors 7 

President Pannell Awarded Degree 7 

The Alumnae Association 8 

Alumnae Council Enlarges Membership 9 

Alumnae Daughters 10 

We Point With Pride 10 

Class Officers Elected 10 

Manson and Benedict Scholars 11 

Clubs 12 

Alumnae Gifts 1951-1952 13 

Miss Charlotte Hull 13 

New Books 14 

Class Notes 15 

Tlie Co 


Ferdinand's Fiesta was the theme 
of the 1952 May Day. Wearing 
bright picador costumes, freshman 
pages, Pat Smith, Alexandria, Va., 
and Emily Coxe, Mont Clare, N. 
H., led the May Day procession. 
Mary Bailey of Griffin, Ga. reigned 
as queen. 






Evelyn Eaton 

Two SHORT, familiar, and evocative words. Sweet 
Briar, have a wide range of meaning to a wide range 
of people from all kinds of different backgrounds and 
places. To the students. Sweet Briar means present oppor- 
tunity and busy preparations for the future; to the alumnae, 
memories of the past and strengthening friendships; to the 
faculty, a mixture of both, perhaps, but to some of the 
faculty and students who have come from foreign countries. 
Sweet Briar means what colleges and places of learning 
have stood for through the years, a place of refuge from 
disaster and holocaust, a haven of protection for the liberal 

One of the most distinguished, beloved and colorful 
members of our faculty from foreign countries, Iren Marik, 
came to this country in 1946, exhausted from the hardships 
and privations of long years of all-out war, bombardment 
and the enemy occupation of her country. The war had in- 
terrupted her unusually brilliant career. She had graduated 
from one of the finest musical academies in Europe, the 
Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, she was a pupil 
of Imre Stefaniay, and studied with the late Bela Bartok; 
she had opened her musical career giving recitals in Buda- 
pest, Berlin, Munich, Vienna, Venice and Rome. Later she 
spent five years in London, giving frequent recitals and 
appearing as soloist with some of the finest orchestras in 
Europe. She played regularly over the London B.B.C. 
Critics regarded her as a fine musician on her way to 
becoming one of the great pianists of our time. The Lon- 
don press, particularly, praised her unusually beautiful 
""singing legato tone," and her deep, sensitive interpreta- 


Then came the interruption of the war. Miss Marik gave 
up her profession and went home, where her duty lay, to 
her country and her family. There followed a time of the 
usual "horrors of warfare" with which we are familiar in 
every way except first hand, and therefore, of course, do 
not know at all; fear, suffering, lack of food, complete ces- 
sation of the exercises of her profession as a pianist, con- 
stant helpless anxiety for the lives of all the people round 
her, to whom the presence of the enemy meant danger, 
humiliation, among horrible sights and sounds. Miss Marik 
does not mention those times, except obliquely. I heard her 
once say ruefully, looking at her hands, that scrubbing 
laundry for the enemy soldiers, "did not do much to help 
the fingers to play Bach." 

The fingers triumphantly regained their technique, 
thanks. Miss Marik says, to the encouragement and sym- 
pathetic interest of the Sweet Briar alumnae, who, having 

Alumnae News 

heard her recitals at the college, gathered together under 
Ihe leadership of a committee headed by Alma ALiii/ii Rot- 
nem, '36, and other interested friends of music to sponsor 
a concert in Town Hall. This was an undertaking in\ol\ ing 
a tremendous amount of hard work, but it proved a trium- 
phant success. The New York critics wrote with the same 
enthusiasm as the European critics: The New York Times, 
always difficult to please, commented: "To the 'Consolation' 
she brought a singing tone and an idiomatically correct 
concept — sentiment without sentimentality, technique with- 
out ostentation. The "Vallee d'Obermann' was played in a 
vigorous, exciting manner. Miss Marik has technique to 
spare and a mental outlook that matches the music of the 
romantic era. Her first encore, Chopin's B Flat minor Noc- 
turne was beautifully realized, with an instinctive insight 
between the relation of bass and treble and the nature of 
the decorative filigree. Miss Marik is above all a pianist 
with lyric ideas, and it would be interesting to hear her in 
performances of Chopin and Schumann." The Tribune was 
equally appreciative, giving her more space than they gave 

Sweet Briar^s popular visiting lecturer 
in English, tvho is ivell-known as a 
novelist and contributor to the ISeiv 
Yorker, here tells the story of a very 
good friend. 

to Flagstad on the same day, especially mentioning her 
"well-developed technique, including consistent lucidity as 
well as fluency and musical sensibility throughout the pro- 
gram." This review too mentioned the "lyric and sensitive 
performance of the Chopin Nocturne," and spoke of the 
"subtlety of dynamic shading and singing quality of the 
tone" in the Liszt. 

It is good news that now we have an opportunity to hear 
these pieces on the first recording made by Miss Marik, at 
RCA "Victor in New York. One side of the 33 1/3 12 inch 
long playing record contains the Schubert Impromptu in B 
Flat Op. 142, and the Liszt Vallee d'Obermann reviewed 
above. On the other side, the Chopin Nocturne in B Flat 
minor, mentioned above, three Debussy preludes and five 
pieces from Bartok's Microscosmos. The records will be on 
sale at the' Bookshop and may be ordered now. They are 
$4.50, and are selling fast. This too is a project of the 
alumnae, interested in making Iren Marik's music better 
known to the American public. Miss Marik went twice to 
New York to make the recording. On the first occasion, 
she was playing to a group of critics and agents, and, a 
number of alumnae at a New York club. A piano was 

Miss Eaton's class in Advanced 
Composition meets in her room ^ 
at Sweet Briar House. 

needed for the recital and Miss Marik went to choose one 
from Steinway. She had to go through a room where Myra 
Hess was practicing for her concert at Carnegie Hall next 
day. Miss Hess stopped playing, greeted Miss Marik cheer- 
fully and called out "one needs more than one life to learn 
anything about this, doesn't one?" "Yes," said Miss Marik, 
"I would like to have three." She is a perfectionist, like 
Miss Hess, a stern self -critic, who is never satisfied with the 
quality of her playing. She practices, on an average, five 
hours a day, and considers that she is "lazy," but in an 
unguarded moment she admitted recently that she is "in 
better hand," now than ever before, and she is looking for- 
ward to the recitals and concerts she will be giving next 
year, touring for the Arts program of the Association of 
American Colleges, in the fall and spring, and playing the 
Bach D Minor Concerto with the Chamber Orchestra in 
Washington. In March she is to play with the National 
Symphony Orchestra at Sweet Briar. 

Her coming here has meant not only an opportunity to 
continue her profession as a concert pianist, it has given 
her an opportunity to teach young people music, which she 
ioves. She taught as a full professor in the College of 
Music of Budapest, and she has much to say about teaching. 
The College of Music in Budapest was a school for students 
devoting all their time to music, with a view to becoming 
concert artists or teachers. The curriculum and teaching 
level is very different in a liberal arts college where the 
students must spend an equal amount ot time on other sub- 
jects. Miss Marik writes that she "adjusted herself to teach- 
mg in the frame of the Liberal Arts education." Her aim, 
she says is "to give her students a basic, simple knowledge 
of piano technique on which they can build further if they 
wish to continue their studies more strenuously." She tries 
(Continued on page 14) 


June, 1952 



Dr. Tead, Chairman of the Board of 
Higher Education, New York City, 
was the Speaker at Sweet Briar's 
43rd Commencement. The follow- 
ing excerpts from his speech were 
selected by Martha von Brie8en,'31g, 
Director of Public Relations. 

THERE is probably nothing more paralyzing to the 
effective outlook of students graduating from college 
today than the thought — usually unexpressed, but still 
influential — embodied in the familiar question: "What 
can I do about all these difficult public problems anyway?" 

A Place for Each of Us 

My point is that there are multiple channels as diverse 
as our individual interests and skills in which each of us 
can show our devotion and pour out our energies. 

Whenever in the next few years college has made you 
so difjerenl that you will say at the appropriate moments, 
"I don't know just what this task or opportunity may 
involve, but it looks important to me and I am eager to 
try," you will know that Sweet Briar has done well by you. 
You will know why you have been laboring here for four 
years in experiences more valuable than you may have sur- 
mised. For I can assure you that there are more important 
things to be done, more influences to exercise, more 
challenges to professional or community leadership to be 
taken up than we ever find enough persons, men or women, 
to undertake competently. And whatever may be the ulti- 
mate judgment about the results achieved from such efforts 
by us all, our immediate interpretation has to be that 
these efforts coioit in a total constructive drive. 

Are You Asking the Right Questions? 

I have a brief and simple theme. It is that this college 
will have made for you the difference that it should if in 
the next immediate setting in which you find yourselves, 
you are asking the right questions. And, second, that 
you will be finding answers to those questions which 
enable you to say — "These new experiences are rewarding, 
productive and satisfying." I would ask you to go along 
with me in terms less of duties (which are real) than 
of deep personal realizations (which are also real). And 
I believe you will come to realize that duty and self- 
fulfillment are essentially the two sides of the same coin. 

Probable Experiences 

I shall allude to five areas of your probable experience 
in the years just ahead. They are work, family, community, 
international relations and your own aloneness. In respect 
to most if not all of these, all of you will inevitably have 
some exposure as to which duty and deep satisfaction can 
be made to coincide. That conviction is one great differ- 
ence that college should make. 

First as to ii-oik. Your education should have made 
you different enough so that in work you should be able 
to find a large measure of your salvation and sanity. 

Second, I hope you have reached some awareness of 
the truth that many of the priceless civilizing and humaniz- 
ing influences of our society get their first nurture in good 
family experience in our early years. If college has made 
the right difference for you, you are hopefully beginning 
to realize that you can function nobly, happily, creatively 
as a self in and through the conduct of a home and the 
rearing of a family. Even the claims of home-building 
call upon all one's resources far beyond anything a course 
in home economics could ever supply. Indeed, you will 
find you can draw upon almost everything you have 
studied here to make yours a better and a different home. 

Once the personal adjustments of marriage are assured, 
there is the third big difference the college brings in and 
through your home life. I refer to your trained realization 
that the individual home depends for its proper function- 
ing on community relations and services for which you 
cannot escape some share of responsibility. I care not 


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by Dr. Ordway Tead 


how large or how small the locality where you will be 
li\ing, your invohement in its public affairs becomes 
essential to a high level of family effectiveness. 

In the matter of world outlooks, it will probably seem 
most desperately hard to relate oneself to the source of 
influence. But even here I would stress the need of your 
indi\idual understanding, the need of your participation 
in \oluntary agencies devoted to foreign policy enlighten- 
ment and the need of registering your conviction about 
foreign policy with the appropriate legislative and exec- 
utive bodies. 

It will be invaluable if college people are sufficiently 
different in their attitudes to support the efforts of press and 
diplomacy to work with and not against the rightful aspira- 
tions of bewildered peoples to adjust their living to the 
technological world into which they have now to move. If 
college graduates do not become more global in their his- 
toric perspective on nationalism, for example, where do we 
look for the needful support for supra-national govern- 
ments and meliorative programs of economic assistance? 

The Strength Within . . . 

Indeed, the very overburdening size of the assignment 
and of the loving humility it should induce, leads me 
appropriately to my final thought. It is that there is no 
coping with the tensions and fears of our world without 
some deep awareness that our personal moral effort is 
related to something beyond ourselves and to purposes only 
dimly envisioned. Whether it be in the confronting of 
foreign affairs or in confronting the vicissitudes of life 
in one's own individual soul, the burden of mystery of 
challenge, or ignorance and slowness of improvement, is 
a grievious one to bear. It is not for us necessarily to 
become theologians; but the importance and the difference 
it can make if we will face up to the reality of God and to 
the acceptance of a God-ordered world can be profound. 

All this is no retreat from reason; the implications of an 
affirmative in the transcendant meaningfulness and purpose 
of life, in its essential orderliness and creative potentiali- 
ties, are both personal for our own soul's good and social 
for our common salvation as members one of another. 


Brigitte Guttstadt. Berlin, Germany and Pham Thi Thu, H^noi, 
Viet Nam proudly display their Sweet Briar diplomas. 

In whatever direction the basic questions are raised — at 
work, in the home, in the community, in world affairs — 
the moral responsibility of each person, up to the full 
measure of one's intellectual powers, is /nescdpdble. 

You Can DO Something 

In conclusion, I have not hesitated to make clear that 
we are children of a troubled time. But I have tried to point 
out that we can do something about the conditions we 
face. And that something relates first to the place in which 
we each find ourselves. And it relates to the full release of 
the creative talents we possess as at once a duty and a joy. 

The great imperative to be intelligent and loving comes 
to coincide in some wonderful way with the divine man- 
date to learn the meaning of a Will of God. And to have 
begun to grasp the meaning of this compulsion which is 
upon us, is to have had our college education make all the 
d/ffereiice in the world. 

June, 1952 



by Jenny Belle Bechtel, *48g 

SEVERAL years ago, when I was a Sweet Briar sopho- 
more, an editor and photographer from Madeinoiselle 
magazine came down to take pictures for the annual college 
issue. I have a clear recollection of their saying with exas- 
peration, "But you haven't any fads," and of our replying, 
"No, we don't have any fads for publication." However, 
we were 'way ahead of the fashion and Brooks Brothers, 
for they took copious pictures of us in our fathers' and 
beaux' frayed shirts, which we were wearing that year with 
cotton skirts and espadrilles. This shirt craze, which pre- 
dated the celebrated Vogue-Brooks Brothers pink one by 
four years, establishes Sweet Briar College as a source of 
good style ideas (not "fads") and as an excellent testing 

"I found at Sweet Briar," I say at Fashion Group meet- 
ings and buyers' conferences, "where the girls dress in very 
good taste, that etc., etc. ..." As one of the younger 
sportswear designers, I emphasize my recent association 
with a college where the student body represents all kinds 
of young women from all sections of the country, all of 
whom are interested in, but not preoccupied with, their 
appearances. These young women are the market we are 
aiming to please, and my four years at college have proved 
far more valuable to me as a background for designing than 
a comparable course in cutting and sketching ever would. 
For it was at Sweet Briar that I learned to know my market 
rnd gauge the tastes of the young women who buy Junior 
dresses and separates, and therefore, to know fairly certainly 
what will sell. Also it was Sweet Briar that was the lever 
that got me to New York in the first place. 

One morning, soon after she left Sweet Briar, the editor 
telephoned to say that MddemoiseUe wanted to take a pic- 
ture of a college girl with short hair and bangs and would 
I come up for it? I went. It was my first trip to New York 
and it couldn't have been more exciting. But it u'lis more 
exciting when the picture appeared the following August. 

Four years at college have proved 
valuable in the author's career as 
designer of junior separates. She 
was recently named one of the 
country's top ten young designers. 

It was very healthy looking, in a Buster Brown collar and 
a big smile. Quite diflferent from the black negligee my 
room-mate told everybody I would be wearing, and the bear 
rug she promised I was reclining on ! However, when cir- 
cumstances made it out of the question to go back to school, 
it was an effective wedge into a most remunerative field. 
I was eighteen and I didn't know how to do anything ex- 
cept wait on tables, which I learned in the refectory, and 
conjugate verbs, which I learned in Fletcher. So I went to 
New York to live — and became a Powers Model. 

It was lucky timing, for I believe that was the only year 
a girl like me could have made good. It was between 
glamour seasons and everybody was looking for clean faces 
rather than handsome ones. "The scrubbed look" they 
called it, and my face was scrubbed until the bones shone 
tlirough. Due to my Mademoiselle picture, I found it easy 
to get jobs with the best photographers and magazines. 
That year, which I spent out of college earning money to 
help me go back, was the most significant of my life, for 
through modeling I learned to know all the editors and 
leaders of fashion who were such a help in my later career. 

But my mother was appalled that her child was support- 
ing herself by her figure instead of her head. Mother was 
convinced that Park Avenue was paved with primroses and 
that every time I had a fitting a large and lascivious audience 
looked on. So together we designed petticoats that looked 

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like dresses, all white and virginal, very high in the neck, 
but trimmed in lace and blue ribbons. The first one was 
made out of Mrs. Jay Gould's trousseau "teddies" — the 
Academy alumnae will know what I mean. The later ones 
which my mother made herself were much prettier. At any 
rate, they were the first petticoats New York had seen in 
thirty years and they were a tremendous hit. All the other 
models, .ill the fashion editors, all the girls I lived with 
wanted to buy them. And when I went back to Sweet Briar 
in the fall of '46, a new and more significant kind of cus- 
tomer — the American College Girl — wanted to wear them, 
too. So it was evident that Mother and I had a good idea. 
The next time I went to New York, I took my petticoats 
to Kay Silver, the fashion editor of Mddemo'nelle, and I 
told her I wanted to make them commercially. She agreed 
that they were a market potential and promised to sponsor 
the return of the petticoat if a large Fifth Avenue store 
could be recruited to back it up. Many months and nego- 
tiations and interviews ensued. At last, in January 1948, 
our petticoats blossomed in the windows of Lord and Tay- 
lor, and in Mculemoiselle, and shortly thereafter in Life and 
Harper's Bazaar. And when I left Sweet Briar the follow- 
ing June, it was a new career I went to New York to 

I had a long succession of jobs, seven in my first year 
out of college, and in each one the boss and I were mutually 
unhappy. At last I found a place with a little factory in 
Newark that made jerseys and sweaters. Here, with the 
help of a part-time sample hand, I made a small group of 
brightly coloured Junior separates. There were only four 
outfits in the whole line and it took two months to make 
them, but it was here that my old friends, the fashion 
editors, rallied to my assistance, and through the contacts I 
had made as a model I got the break I needed. Each of the 
four costumes appeared in Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Alade- 
Dioiselle and Life, respectively, and all of them in Look. 
The best seller among them was a three way costume speci- 
fically designed from remembering the needs of a Sweet 
Briar girl on a football week-end in Charlottesville. 

The following season Altman's began to feature my rags 
and my name in their local and national advertising, along 
with the designs of Betse Cann, the erstwhile editor who 
had come to Sweet Briar four years before and introduced 
a snivelling sophomore — me — to New York. Under the 
guidance of my very dear friend, Olive Gidney, the Young 
Colony buyer there, I left my Jersey (pun!) people and 
moved on to a place where I could work in all fabrics and 
make all kinds of things, dresses and separates, which I am 
doing now — always trying to remember my own require- 
ments when I was at college, and my friends there, the sort 
of things they liked then and the sort of things they like to 
wear now. Our market has increased — in addition to the 
college girl we aim for the young matron and gauge our 
prices to fit comfortably into her husband's wallet. 

A career is a long hard struggle, full of disappointments 
and discouragement, and for me the disappointments are 
not over, because the longer you work and the higher you 
climb, the more worries you are bound to encounter. But 
there are compensations, and not the least of them is seeing 

President Pannell 
Awarded Degree 

President Anne Gary Pannell who was granted an 
LL.D. degree by the University of Alabama at its Com- 
mencement exercises on June 3. Mrs. Pannell and her hus- 
band were members of the faculty of the University for 
many years. Few women have been awarded this honorary 
degree at Alabama, and Sweet Briar is justly proud of its 

Mrs. Pannell received the news at luncheon following 
Commencement, and had to leave by plane that evening. 
Dean Pearl read the talk she had prepared for the alumnae 
banquet, and officiated as hostess at the al fresco luncheon 
in the Boxwood Gardens on Tuesday. Mrs. Pannell deeply 
regretted missing Reunion, and her presence was greatly 
missed by all. 

Alumna Elected to 
Board of Directors 

Bishop Tucker Resigns 

Sally Shallenberger, '32g, (Mrs. W. L. Lyons Brown) 
Louisville, has been elected to the Board of Directors of 
Sweet Briar College, one of seven members of that board, 
succeeding the Rt. Rev. Beverley D. Tucker, Jr., Cleveland, 
whose resignation became effective this month. At the 
same time. Alma Martin. '36g, (Mrs. Ralph Rotnem) 
Princeton, N. J., and Eugenia Biiffington, '13g, (Mrs. 
Russell Walcott) Tryon, N. C, were elected to the Board 
of Overseers, for five and two year terms respectively. 

Sally, who was elected to the Board of Overseers in 1949 
for a six-year term as one of several alumnae serving on 
that Board, is chairman of the Development Committee. 
Her appointment to the Board of Directors, a life term, 
gives her the distinction of being the second alumna and 
the second woman to serve as a director, one of the legal 
successors to the original trustees of the Indiana Fletcher 
Williams estate. Eugenia Griffin, 'lOg, (Mrs. Charles R. 
Burnett) Richmond, resigned last winter after thirty years 
on the Board of Directors. 

Bishop Tucker, who served on Sweet Briar's governing 
boards from 1930 until this month, was president of both 
from 1942 to 1949. He retired from his post as Bishop 
of Ohio in February of this year. 

Margaret Banister, 'I6g, Washington, has just completed 
a six-year term on the Board of Overseers. 

your best friend turn up in your favourite dress, which she 
bought, not knowing you had designed it, because she 
thought it was the prettiest one in the store. 

June, 1952 

The Alumnae 

First came the Council Meetings . . . 

Friday evening, May 31, the old and the new Alumnae 
C ouncils gathered at the boathouse for a picnic. At 
9:00 Saturday morning, they started their all day meeting. 
Amelia Hnllis Scott, '29g, presided and introduced Louisa 
Neu'k/rk Steeble, '23g, the new president of the Alumnae 
Association, and the other new Council members present. 

Routine reports were given and much discussion was 
devoted to the proposed enlargement of the Alumnae Coun- 
cil. The Council decided to underwrite 100 more of Miss 
Marik's records. The first 100 sold immediately and it is 
certain that there will be a demand for this many more. The 
trays and wastebaskets with a picture of Sweet Briar House 
will not be reordered unless a club is interested in handling 
them. Most of the original order has been sold hut the de- 
mand is not great, and the storage and packaging are diffi- 
cult and time-consuming for the alumnae office staff. 

Mr. Robert Sailstad, Director of Development, spoke to 
the Council when it reconvened after luncheon. He out- 
lined the tentative plans of the development program and 
told of the recent meeting at Sweet Briar of the Develop- 
ment Committee. 

then Commencement . . . 

Some alumnae arrived on Saturday afternoon in time for 
the President's Garden Party which was forced indoors be- 
cause of rain. By dinner time about fifty had come and many 
of these gathered in Reid Parlor afterwards to see the 
kodachrome slides of Sweet Briar which are sent out to 
clubs and alumnae representatives. 

Sunday was beautiful and alumnae arrived all during the 
day. Amherst alumnae served as hostesses at the registra- 
tion desk. Bishop Charles C. J. Carpenter delivered an in- 
spiring Baccalaureate sermon. The alumnae were the first 
to sing at step-singing Sunday afternoon and were ably 
directed by Eugenia Griffin Burnett, 'lOg. At 5:00, Mrs. 
Pannell conducted the Vespers service in the dell and it 
was lovely as always. Class picnics were held all over cam- 
pus and the surrounding country. In the Refectory, Mr. 
Richard H. Balch, husband of Betty Prescoll. '28g, and 
father of Cynthia Bcilch Barnes, '52g, was the speaker at 
the Senior-Parents supper. Later in the evening several 
seniors presented a lovely piano and voice recital. 

Sweet Briar's 43rd Commencement took place on Monday 
in the Daisy Williams Gymnasium. Ninety-six seniors were 
graduated — the largest class in the college's history. Eigh- 
teen of this class were graduated with honors, including 
M'.ss Susan Otis, who took her degree sunnna ciini laiide. 

Dr. Ordway Tead, Chairman, Board of Higher Educa- 
tion, New York City, addressed the graduating class. His 
subject was '"What Difference Will Your College Education 
Make? " In relating college education to work, family, com- 
munity, international relations and one's own aloneness, he 
stated that, "The great imperative to be intelligent and lov- 
ing comes to coincide in some wonderful way with the 
divine mandate to learn the meaning of a Will of God. And 
to have begun to grasp the meaning of this compulsion 
which is upon us, is to have had our college education make 
itU the d/jference in the world." 

and Reunion 

While seniors and parents hurriedly packed and departed, 
the alumnae assembled in Reid dining room for luncheon 
and the annual Association meeting. Amelis HoUis Scott 
presided and expressed the regret of Louisa Newkirk Stee- 
ble at not being able to be present. The most interesting 
business was the announcement and explanation of the new 
Council which is to be tried for a two-year period. 

Alter luncheon some alumnae went on a tour of the 
c'.mpus. Woodland Road and the new faculty houses. Miss 
Lucas' portrait and the fluorescent lights in the library, and 
the wonderful additions to the Ames Greenhouse were new 
to many. 

Most of the faculty held open house during the afternoon 
and alumnae called on any one they wished to see. The ban- 
cjuet was at 7:00 and was ably presided over by Emily 
Jones Hodge, '27g. Mr. Sailstad gave a very interesting 
talk; everyone who heard him will be eager to watch the 
progress of the Development Office. Honor guests included 
Mr. and Mrs. Marchant Wornum who are new members 
o! the Sweet Briar community. Mr. Wornum is the newly 
;'Ppointed Assistant to the President. 

After dinner everyone adjourned to Grammer Commons 
where the Class of 1927 entertained with a style show of 
clothes from their college days. The shrieks as each C05tume 
appeared were evidence of the show's success. 

Tuesday morning everyone went back to college. Four 
excellent lectures on a variety of subjects were offered, and 
each alumnae could select two. The response was most 
enthusiastic, and the general opinion seems in favor of 
making the Alumnae College an annual event. We are most 
grateful to Mrs. Eaton, Miss Hosken, Dr. Fisher, and Mr. 
Gilpin for their stimulating and thought- provoking talks. 

A lovely buffet luncheon in the boxwood garden brought 
the Reunion program to a close. Many of the guests looked 
through Sweet Briar House and were enchancted by its 
charm and beauty. 

The new plan for Reunion was an experiment. From 
the enthusiastic letters received from many who attended, it 
would appear to have been successful. 


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n'o' tke Aiumnae t34&&ocLatLon 

It is with a very real feeling of humility that I accept 
the honor of becoming your president for the next two 

It is increasingly apparent to all of us, even those not 
in close touch with the college in recent years, the very fine 
role of leadership that Sweet Briar is assuming among the 
women's colleges of the country. 

The alumnae of the college are its greatest ornament 
and its greatest support. I hope that all of you will refresh 
your interest by coming back to Sweet Briar and encourag- 
ing others to do so as well. I know your affection tor 
Sweet Briar will always remain undiminished. 

To Amelia HolUs Scott, your retiring president, and to 
her council, I wish to express the sincere and earnest 
thanks of the entire association. 

In the brief time that I have had to see them at work I 
know that they have thought and acted always with the 
best interests of the college at heart and with a business- 
like and realistic approach to today's problems as well. 
For their fine accomplishments under the leadership of 
Amelia Scott we are deeply indebted. 

I look forward with pleasure to working with an able 
Council. I hope we may serve Sweet Briar well. 

I asked Mrs. Scott to express my sincere regret at 
not being able to be with you in person at the annual 
association meeting and to express to you my hope of 
your guidance and support in the coming year. 

May we all meet at Sweet Briar in 1953. 

Louisa Neirkiik Steeble 

Hij;h-fashion 1927 modelled by Madeline Brown Wood, Doro- 
thy Conaj;h;m Bennet, Esther Dickinson Robbins, Margaret Leigh 
Hobbs, Marian Taber Maybank, Margaret Crjmer Crane, Elva 
Qtiisenhnny Marks, Elisabeth Malheivi Wallace, Constance Van 


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New plan on two-year 
trial basis 

FOR some time a committee of the Alumnae Council, 
headed by Betsy Durham Goodhue, '39g, has been 
studying alumnae council organization in other colleges. 
The committee reported that Sweet Briar is decidedly "be- 
lund the times" in its Council set-up and recommended that 
a new plan be adopted. 

At its May 31st meeting the Council voted to try a 
modification of the plan presented by the committee for a 
two-year period and at the end of that time make any 
desired constitutional changes on the basis of that experi- 

Since new officers have just been elected they will serve 
as the Executive Board of the Alumnae Council and will 
meet at the time of the Council meeting and at least one 
other time during the year, probably just before Reunion. 

The Council will include, in addition to the Executive 
Board, all class fund agents, club presidents (or a represen- 
tative appointed by the club), alumnae representatives, 
former alumnae members of the Board of Overseers, and 
the president of the Senior Class. 

The Council will meet once a year and will hold its first 
meeting Monday and Tuesday, October 20 and 21. All 
members will be guests of the college while they are here 
and will be housed on the campus or in Amherst or Lynch- 

Besides a general meeting of the entire Council, the var- 
ious groups will hold separate meetings. The Fund Chair- 
man will meet with the fund agents, the Director of Clubs 
with the club presidents, and the alumnae representatives 
with the Director of Admissions and the Alumnae Secre- 
tary. A full program will be planned to bring all of the 
members up-to-date on the college, to see it in operation, 
and to meet and know the faculty and the staff. 

This is a big step and an important one and our 
Alumnae Association is ready for it. It will require the 
cooperation and support of everyone. After attending the 
Council meetings the members will feel that they are really 
a part of the college and will return to their various alum- 
nae jobs with renewed interest and vigor. 

June, 1952 

Alumnae Daughters 

Sweet Briar is proud of its alumnae daughters. Several 
have won distinctions this year and all are active in student 

Mary Ann Mellen, daughter of the late Frances B/iriietl. 
'25g, was elected chairman of the Judicial Board of the 
Student Government Association. 

Among those elected to Phi Beta Kappa were Anne 
Forster, daughter of Katherine Zeuch, '23g, Susan Hob- 
son, retiring president of Student Government and daugh- 
ter of Mary Marshall, '24g, and Rebecca Yerkes, daughter 
of Julia Beivlle. '14. These three received additional hon- 
ors at Commencement. Susan Hobson graduated magna cum 
lande. Becky Yerkes, aim lande and Anne Forster, magna 
cum lande. 

Anne Forster took and passed the very difficult Junior 
Management Assistant examination, both written and oral. 
She will be working in the State Department Foreign 
Aifairs Intern Program, Division of Interntaional Informa- 
tion Administration. 

The Freshman Honors list, too, carried the name of an 
alumna daughter, Lydia Plamp, daughter of Louise Chap- 
man, '29. 


First row: Susan Hobson, daughter of Mary Marshall, '24g, 
Margaret Graves, daughter of Margaret Burwell, ■23g, Sue Scott, 
daughter of Amelia Mollis, '29g, Nan Locke, daughter of Mary 
Nelms, '28, Anne Forster, daughter of Katherine Zeuch, '23g, 
Virginia Hudson, daughter of Virginia Sandemeyer, '17g, Char- 
lotte Orr, daughter of Charlotte Wooten, '29, Carolyn Neighbors, 
daughter of Marjorie Slone, '27. 

Second row: Mary Ann Mellen, daughter of Frances Burnett, 
'25g, Becky Yerkes, daughter of Julia Belville, '14, Peggy Hobbs, 
daughter of Margaret Leigh, '27g, Peggy Ewart, daughter of 
Margaret Meals, '25, Virginia Dunlap, daughter of Emily Stone, 
'28, Ann Jeffers, daughter of Elizabeth Woodward, '28, Shirley 
Sutliff, daughter of Virginia Hodgson, '29g, Dolly Wallace, 
daughter of Elisabeth Mathews, '27g. 

Third row: Newell Bryan, daughter of Ellen Newell, '26, Gail 
Davidson, daughter of Helen possum. '23, Barbara Plamp, daugh- 
ter of Louise Chapman, '29, Sally Huebner, daughter of Virginia 
Haynes, '32, Lydia Plamp, daughter of Louise Chapman, '29. Not 
in picture: Derrill Maybank, daughter of Marion Taker. '28g, 
Page Croyder, daughter of Dorothy Grammer, '17, Jerry Dreisbach, 
daughter of Julia Reynolds, '27, Elizabeth Stockton, daughter of 
Elizabeth Bryan, '25, Susan Seward, daughter of Ophelia Short, 
'21, Sally Gammon, daughter of Jarvis Seele, '30, Beverly Smith, 
daughter of Dorothy Dabney, '30, Helen Smith, daughter of Helen 
Mason, '20, Dorothea Fuller, daughter of Dorothea Reinburg, '26g, 
Cynthia Balch Barns, daughter of Elizabeth Piescott, '28g. 

We Point 
With Pride 

The Class of 1952 — the largest in the history of 
Sweet Briar — for its fine academic record and its manv 
contributions to the life of the college. 

Jane Luke, '48g, who received her M.D. from the Uni- 
versity of Virginia in June. Jane will intern at the Llnivers- 
ity Hospital next year. 

Jeanne Harris. '40g, who has been awarded a Fulbright 
Scholarship tor 1952-53 to study Chinese Art at the School 
of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London 
in London, England. 


Lucy Kreusler, '50g, who received her M.A. 
from the University of "Virginia in Sociology. 

Miss Mvra Uhlfelder, Instructor in Greek and Latin 
from 1950-52, who received her Ph. D. from Bryn Mawr 
in June. 

Class Officers Elected 

The following class officers were elected by the five-year 
classes at Reunion to serve for the next five years. The class 
president will serve as Reunion chairman and will fill 
vacancies should they occur in the other two offices. The 
secretary writes the class letter for the Alumnae News 
three times a year. The fund agent serves under the Fund 
Chairman and contacts those members of her class who do 
not respond to the general fund appeal. 

We are grateful to those class officers who are willing to 
do these jobs. May they have your fullest cooperation. 
1917 President — Mary Bissell Ridler 

Secretary — Dorothy Grammer Croyder 

Fund Agent — Inez Skillern Reller 
1922 No report 
1927 President — Madeline Brown Wood 

Secretary — Jo Snowden Durham 

Fund Agent — ■ 
1932 No report 
1937 President — Dorothy Stewart 

Secretary — Lillian Lambert Pennington 

Fund Agent — Frances Johnson Finley 
1942 President — Marjorie Trout man Harbin 

Secretary — Helen Sanford 

Fund Agent — Douglas Woods Sprunt 
1947 President — Elizabeth Knapp Herbert 

Secretary — Cynthia Bemiss Stuart 

Fund Agent — Margaret Ellen While Van Buren 


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Catharine Munds, '53 

Magdalen Andrews, '54 

Catharine Munds, of Greenville, Delaware, was named 
Manson scholar for 1952-53 by Dean Mary J. Pearl at 
Sweet Briar's 43rd annual commencement. 

The scholarship which was established by the alumnae 
in memory of the late N. C. Manson who was for many 
years a member of the Board of Directors of the college 
is awarded "to an upperclass student of high academic 
standing who shows equalities of leadership and makes some 
real contribution to student activities." 

Cathy, who will be a senior next year, is well qualified 
for this honor. As a freshman she was Secretary of the 
Freshmen Y Cabinet and a member of YWCA Com- 
mission on Social Responsibility. In her sophomore year, 
she was elected to Q.V. and served on the Orientation, 
Sullivan Award, and Church and Chapel Committees, as 
well as being a member of Friends of Art and represen- 
tative to the YWCA. This past year, she was one of two 
Junior House Presidents, a member of Tau Phi, the De- 
\elopment Committee, English Club, Tanz Zirkcl, and the 
Advertising Committee of the B'idr Patch. 

This coming year, Cathy will be Secretary of Student 
Government. She is a capable student, an active leader, and 
well deserves the honor of being the Manson scholar. 

The Benedict Scholarship is awarded each year to a stu- 
dent of "high academic standing and personal integrity 
who shows evidence of a purpose for service." 

Such a student is Magdalen Andrews of Brooklyn, N.Y., 
who is the only junior to win the Benedict Scholarship 
since it was first awarded in 1946. 

She came to Sweet Briar as the winner of a full expense 
scholarship. Her record during the last two years has well- 
fulhlled the promise she showed in high school. Magdalen 
has been a member of the Altar Committee, Friends of Art 
and the News staff. She was elected Secretary-Treasurer of 
the Students Sociological Society of Virginia in May. At 
that time she presented an excellent paper on compulsory 
health insurance. She has served as a student waitress dur- 
ing both of her years at Sweet Briar. Notwithstanding her 
many activities, she made the Freshman Honors List and 
has been on the Dean's List ever since. In these and in 
many other ways, Magdalen has demonstrated those qual- 
ities of purposefulness and perseverance which make her 
the worthy holder of the Benedict Scholarship for 1952-53. 

Alumnae and friends of Dr. Mary Kendrick Benedict, 
president of Sweet Briar from 1906 to 1916 established 
this scholarship in her honor in 1945. 

June, 1952 


THE two silver bowls which were donated this winter by 
an anonymous alumna, were awarded for the first time 
at the Alumnae Banquet, Monday evening, June 2. They 
were presented by Julia Sadler de Coligny in place of Mar- 
garet Polls Williams, Director of Clubs, who was unable 
to be present. The Toledo Club will have its name en- 
graved on the Manson Memorial Cup in recognition of its 
gift of S'iOO.OO to the Manson Scholarship Fund. Their 
gift was the largest made by a Sweet Briar Alumnae Club. 
The Manhattan Club will have its name engraved on 
the Anne Gary Pannell Bowl for its ,*;'i00.00 local scholar- 

Alumnae clubs have done an outstanding job in their 
money raising efforts this year. 

The Richmond Club has made an excellent start on 
the endowment of the Elizabeth Maury Valentine scholar- 
ship. Until it is fully endowed the club is offering a $200.00 
scholarship each year to a Richmond girl. The first to 
receive this award is Mimi Thornton, daughter of Jane 
Riddle Thornton, '27g. Mimi will enter Sweet Briar as a 
freshman next fall. 

The Charlotte Club, too, is planning to endow a local 
scholarship. A member of the Charlotte Club has given 
the group a wonderful start and through future projects 
the club hopes soon to have the $5,000.00 necessary to 
endow a scholarship at Sweet Briar. 

The Washington Club reports great success in its bulb 
selling venture. Vivienne Barkaloiv Hornbeck, '18g, who 
first presented the idea as a club project, is the star sales- 
woman. Many clubs have joined the Washington Club and 
are grateful to it for this ready-made project. 

In addition to the $500 gift to the Manson Fund, 
Toledo also sent $100 for a local scholarship and $50 for 
the purchase of a mannikinette to be known as "Miss To- 
ledo" for the art department. The latter has long been 
wanted by Art classes, and will help tremendously in 
teaching proportion and perspective of the human figure. 
Toledo is a small club and is to be congratulated on raising 
$650 on a rummage sale. 

A rummage sale was also given by the Amherst alum- 
nae. Many of the Sweet Briar community assisted in donat- 
ing and buying as well as working at the sale. The Am- 
herst girls are particularly interested in having Sweet Briar's 
history recorded before all of the old residents who still 
remember the Williams family are gone. They specified 
that their check for $100 be used for this purpose and also 
gave $40 to the Manson Fund. 

RafHes were profitable projects for several clubs. Most 
successful of these was Manhattan's which won for them 
the Manson bowl. Cincinnati, Cleveland, Northern New 
Jersey also raised money in this way. 

Norfolk had a project for the first time in several years 
and sent a wonderful check to the Manson Fund. A bene- 
fit movie, "The Wizard of Oz" on a Saturday morning 
netted $225. 

The St. Louis Club discovered latent talent among its 
members when they hit upon the idea of decorating large 


candles with sequins and metallic paper for Christmas. The 
candles were beautiful and the demand much greater than 
the supply. The club has been meeting and working 
monthly all year, and will have a much larger number of 
candles ready for Christmas, 1952. 

Roanoke, Lynchburg and Richmond presented Miss 
Marik in piano concerts. Not only did this provide profit 
for the clubs but it was excellent public relations for 
Sweet Briar in these communities. Miss Marik was enthus- 
iastically received and those who heard her were grateful 
to the alumnae clubs for bringing such excellent talent to 
their cities. 

The Southern California Club, while not having a 
money raising project has done an excellent job this year. 
They have held regular meetings and have had good pub- 
licity. They are maintaining interest in the college among 
their members and seeing that other Californians hear and 
know of Sweet Briar. 

Baltimore's Thrift Sale is becoming an established an- 
nual event. Newspapers carried excellent publicity, many 
alumnae participated and the Club sent a check for $250 to 
the Manson Fund. 

The Chicago Club held its first Tent House Theater 
benefit and made $300. $250 of this will be used as a local 

The Philadelphia Club again held a dessert bridge 
party in a charming studio barn in Chestnut Hill. Sweet 
Briar alumnae and their children modeled spring clothes, 
and chances on a variety of things were sold. 

The Memphis Club also held a benefit bridge party and 
made a fine profit for scholarships. 

Last year the Pittsburgh Club made a wonderful gift to 
the college in memory of Margaret Maloiie McClements, 
'26g, a former president of the club. They specified that it 
be used in the purchase of a work of art which would be a 
real addition to the permanent collection of the college. 
The Art department selected two beautiful original draw- 
ings by Carracci and Boltraffio and they are now hanging 
in Reid Parlor. 

Alumnae Neivs 

Alumnae Gifts-1951-1952 

Alumnae have been extremely generous to the college 
this year. Mrs. Pannell announced the following gifts at 
Commencement and thanked the alumnae for their interest 
and support. 

Alumnae Fund from 1,606 contributors $16,834.06 

Endowment of Manson Scholarship 1,908.13 

Local Scholarships 1,887.00 

Initial gift towards establishment of endowed 

Charlotte scholarship 1,000.00 

Benedict Scholarship Fund 20.00 

Dutton Scholarship Fund 13^.00 

St. Andrews Scholarship • 64.00 

Ames Greenhouse 799.53 

Art Department 50.00 

History of Sweet Briar College Fund 100.00 

Dora Neil Raymond Fund for Library 74.00 

(total to date — S486.00) 

Chapel Fund 50.00 

Music Department 150.00 

Also a gift of records 

Development Fund 1.300.00 

Also a gift of stock 

Auditorium Fund 100.00 

Unrestricted gift to the college 35.00 

Also a gift of stock 
Two silver bowls lor club competition 

Total $24,506.72 

Club gifts to date as as follows: 


Amherst $ 40.00 

Baltimore 2 50.00 

Cincinnati 300.00 

Kansas City 67.53 

Lynchburg 100.00 

Norfolk 22 5.00 

Roanoke 165.60 

Southern California 35.00 

St. Louis 100.00 

Toledo 500.00 

Washington 35.00 

Westchester 50.00 


Chicago $ 250.00 

Cleveland 400.00 

Manhattan 537.00 

Northern New Jersey 100.00 

Philadelphia 300.00 

Richmond 200.00 

Toledo 100.00 


Memphis $ 225.00 


Toledo $ 50.00 


Amherst 100.00 

Total $4,170,13 

Miss Charlotte Hull 

Miss Charlotte Hull, violin instructor at Sweet Briar from 1911-1918, died after an illness of several 
months in New York City in April. Miss Hull had returned to Sweet Briar in 1950, after retiring from 
active professional work. With Miss Ruth Howland, also a former faculty member, she had been 
making her home near the campus since that time. 

Miss Hull organized and directed the small orchestra on campus in the early days. After leaving 
Sweet Briar she taught violin in New York for some time. Several well-known violinists were num- 
bered among her pupils. When she returned to Sweet Briar she was active in the life of the community 
and was present at almost every campus event. She will be missed by alumnae, as well as all of the Sweet 
Briar residents. 

June, 1952 


New Books 

edited by Elizabeth Abbot Averett, '47g 

They Went to College 

By Ernest Havemann and Patricia Salter 


Harcourt, Brace & Co. 

YOU who went to college will be interested in a new 
book recently published by Harcourt, Brace & Co. They 
Went to College by Ernest Havemann and Patricia Salter 
West is a survey of the college graduate — his income, pro- 
fession and tastes. Since three out of every five graduates 
are men, this report looks mainly on the masculine side of 
the picture. However, many interesting facts about women 
can be gleaned. The composite portrait of the female grad- 
uate looks somewhat like this: She is a full time housewife, 
a regular participant in civic and social activities, an active 
\'Oter in elections and is leading a full intellectual life. 
Whereas a large percent of male graduates worked their 
way through college, more than one-half of the women 
received their degrees as a result of a parental gift. Thirty- 
one percent of women graduates are unmarried — due not to 
the fact that a college career is an "education for spinster- 
hood" but to what Dr. Paul Popenoe refers to as the "wide- 
spread tendency of women to seek to marry above their own 
level, and of men to seek to marry below." At least half 
the women included in the survey, whether married or not, 
were working. More than two out of three career women 
are engaged in professional jobs, but the woman's median 
income is $2,689 compared with $4,689 for the man — but 
the college career woman's income is two and a half times 
better than that of the U. S. working woman. Fifty-nine per- 
cent of college career women are in the field of education. 
The survey found that "the student who trains herself to 
be a teacher is by far the most likely to wind up as a career 
woman for the rest of her life — i.e., as a permanent spin- 
ster." Of the career women over forty, ninety-one percent 
had attained positions as executives or professionals. The 
college woman is succeeding at marriage, too. She has about 
as much spare time as the career woman, she keeps up with 
current books and magazines, belongs to civic and social 
organizations. The survey disclosed that motherhood and 
careers are quite incompatible and that the average graduate 
who tried to be both wife and career woman was not fully 
successful either way. 

The conclusion to be reached from reading this highly 
entertaining compilation of facts and figures is that the col- 
lege graduate is an alert, interested person well able to 
contribute more to the social, political, economic and spir- 
itual life of his community than the person who has not 
been college trained. 

Rebel Drums 

By Nancy Faulkner 
Doubleday & Co. 

REBEL DRUMS is a first novel by Nancy Faulkner, a 
former member of the Sweet Briar faculty. 

It is the story of Bacon's Rebellion told to capture the 
imagination of boys and girls from 10 to 12. This does 
as Miss Faulkner absorbs the spirit and feeling of the 
times in a way that makes history come alive for her 

Miss Faulkner is especially equipped to write historical 
novels for children. It was this subject which she taught at 
Sweet Briar, after receiving her B. A. from Wellesley and 
her M. A. from Cornell. Recently she and Gloria Chandler 
set up CHANDLER RECORDS, distributing and produc- 
ing radio programs and phonograph records for children. 

Sweet Briar is proud of Nancy Faulkner and hopes that 
she will bring her intelligent understanding of children, 
her wide knowledge of history, and her gentle wit to- 
gether in many more books as appealing and as well-writ- 
ten as REBEL DRUMS. 

She is the sister of Rosalie Pdi/lkner Loving, '30. 


(Continued from page 3) 

"to teach them the correct reading of music, not only as far 
as the notes are concerned, but fundamentally to respect 
and follow every written indication of the composer's inten- 
tions toward musical interpretation, the right rhythm, the 
importance ot musical phrasing, sense of tempo and tone 
quality, according to the meaning and character of each 
piece." She aims at giving the students "a musical educa- 
tion by covering as much material as possible in the time 
at their disposal," and also by helping them to give as fin- 
ished a performance as they can reach at the level of their 
musical development. "It is the greatest satisfaction to 
watch their growing understanding and love of music, also 
to know that most of them go on with their studies after 
they leave and that they will listen differently to music, and 
start their children listening and studying in the right way 
too. " "Music should be a part of everybody's life" Miss 
Marik feels. The life of a real student of music is "a good, 
hard life." It is also, apparently, gay. It is refreshing to 
drop in on a class, to hear a Chopin nocturne played in 
illustration of tone quality expressing a certain mood, fol- 
lowed by an animated discussion which may range the uni- 
verse. Memorable phrases in Hungarianized English exhort 
the students to "float above the piano," or even to "get into 
it." "Collapse (relax) after each note!" Miss Marik's 
enthusiasm for her subject is as great and catching as her 
student's enthusiasm for Miss Marik. Fond and colorful 
legends are beginning to grow around Sweet Briar's Hun- 
garian pianist. 


Alumnae News 



At a lunchecin in honor of Eugenia Giiffin Burnett in Lynchburg in February were 
(back row, left to right) Annie Potrell Hodges, 'lOg, Louise Hooper Ewell, 'lOg, Dr. 
Mary K. Benedict, Dr. Eugenie iVIorenus, (front row, left to right) Annie Cumnock Miller, 
'lOg, Eugtnia.Griffin Burnett,' lOg, Claudine Hutter, '10, and Frances Murrell Rickards, '10. 


Clan Secretary: Marjorie Couper (Mrs. 
Chester H. Prince) 705 West Ocean 'View 
Avenue, Norfolk, 'Virginia. 
Fund Agent: Frances Murrell (Mrs. 
Everingham Rickards) North Shore Point, 
Norfolk, 'Virginia. 

I had hoped that my iinal letter as Class 
Secretary would be a full one, but I have 
little news to offer from our small class. 

The Norfolk Alumnae Chapter spon- 
sored a very successful moving picture — 
"The 'Wizard of Oz"— on April 26th. It 
was well attended by both youngsters and 
grown-ups. We are also selling beautiful 
bulbs from Holland — this project has met 
with great interest. 

Dr. Eugenia Morenus — "Genie" to many 
of us — has been a recent guest of Frances 
Murrell Rickards and we have enjoyed 
her visit so much. 

My husband and I and another couple 
expect to leave the first week in June for 
'Vancouver, B. C, thence by boat to Alas- 
ka. We are looking forward with real 
pleasure to our trip. Frances Murrell Rick- 
ards is taking the same trip but is going 
with a party in July. We are sorry we 
couldn't all go together. 


class Secretary: Mary Clark (Mrs. Clar- 
ence Bloss Rogers) 205 Beverly Road, 
N. E., Atlanta, Georgia. 
Fund Agent: Sue Hardie (Mrs. William 
T. Bell) 50 Sherman Avenue, Glendridge, 
New Jersey. 

There is little news to tell you except 
that the Class of '13 regrets to hear of the 
resignation of Eugenia Griffin Burnett 
from the Board of Directors. 

We hail our contemporary, Eugenia 
Buffingtun Walcott, and we feel that she 
will be a perfect example of what Sweet 
Briar represents on the Board of Over- 

Florence Coffin Gilliam made a short 
visit to Atlanta, and it was good to see 

Henrianne Early was the guest of Colo- 
nel and Mrs. Clifford Early during the 
dogwood days in Atlanta. Henrianne is now 
living in Washington, D. C. 

Our enterprising fund agent Sue Hardie 
Bell has found a way to swell our gift to 
the Alumnae Fund. Friends of Sue make 
beautiful, inexpensive costume jewelry and 

will give us a nice percentage on sales we 
make. The alumnae office is selling it to 
students and faculty and will display it at 
Reunion. Anyone interested in buying or 
selling please write to Sue at her address 

Write me news of interest when you 
can; and have fun during your summer 
vacations. Cherrio! 


Class Secretary: JuLiA Beville (Mrs. Jon- 
athan Yerkes) 2935 Grand Avenue, Jack- 
sonville, Florida. 

Fund Agent: Grace Callan (Mrs. Wil- 
liam L. Bond) 1149 Ardsley Road, Sche- 
nectady, N. Y. 

Sorry to have such a short letter, but I 
suppose you all have been too busy to ans- 
wer cards and letters. 

By the time the News reaches you, 
another Commencement at S.B.C. will be 
a matter of history. For me, it will be one 
of the greatest. Catherine Yerkes, a niece, 
and Becky, our daughter, are graduating 
after four wonderful and successful years. 
Becky has been elected to Phi Beta Kappa, 
so naturally her fond father and I are 
bursting with pride. 

Best wishes for a happy summer, and 
do write. 


Class Secretary: Dorothy Grammer 
(Mrs. Harry Croyder) 42 Kent Place 
Blvd., Summit, N. J. 

Fund Agent: Inez Skillern (Mrs. "Walter 
Reller) 121 Main Street, Boise, Idaho. 

Our class of 1917 had its 35th reunion 
this June. Our years are impressive though 
our numbers were not. There were only 
three of us. Bertha Pfister Wailes who, as 
a professor at the college, is always there. 
Polly Bis sell Ridler of Wilmington and 
Dorothy Grammer Croyder of Summit, 
N. J. All the activities of the Alumnae 
Association were wonderfully planned and 
carried out, and we were delighted with 
everything. I will report about the members 
who answered Polly's questionnaire in the 
autumn number of the News. Will those 
who did not answer write to me in Summit 
so all of us can hear about each other? 

June, 1952 



CIjss SecieUiry: Frances Kenney (Mrs. 
Carlos E. Lyon) 64 Southmoreland Place, 
Decatur, Illinois. 

Fund Agent: Helen Beeson (Mrs. Fran- 
cis M. Comer) Maysville, Kentucky. 

Mary Virginia Crebbs Shaw reports that 
their oldest son, Tully, is now in the 
Army, and Ryan, the second son, is in the 
Navy. The youngest lad is graduating from 
high school in June and expects to enter 
DePauw University in September. M. V. 
sees Iloe Bowers Joel often, since they 
live near one another. Also she has regu- 
lar visits with Dorothy ]l'\ilLice and Loa- 
ise Erans Shideler. Emily Moon Spillman 
comes to Crawfordsville occasionally — she 
has six children and nine grandchildren. 

Ida Mjss/e Valentine's Braxton, Jr. re- 
ceived his law degree at the University of 
Virginia in June, 1951. He has a lovely 
wife and is practicing law in Richmond. 
Her son Henry received his B.A. in eco- 
nomics from the University of Virginia in 
June, 1950, works with a stockbroking firm 
and lives at home. Young Massie, 17, 
graduates from Woodberry Forest in June 
and will take his turn at tlie University of 
Virginia in the fall. 


Class Secretary and Fund Agent: Ma'i'- 
NETTE RozELL (Mrs. J. A. Stephenson) 
6301 W. 66th Street, Overland Park, Kan- 

Thanks to everyone of you who respond- 
ed to my plea for news and alumnae dues. 
The last News carried the news I gathered 
and the fund report will be forthcoming. 
Happy summer to you! Do please look me 
up if any of you come west. I can promise 
you Missouri ham, a room with a view 
and talk of old times. 


Class Secretary: MARION Walker (Mrs. 
L. K. Neidlinger) 3 Elm Street, Han- 
over, New Hampshire. 
fttnd Agent: Alice Babcock (Mrs. 
Charles I. Simons), Box 388, Columbia, 
South Carolina. 

Beulah Norris and her sister returned 
from a month in Key West, in time to see 
her thousands of jonquils in bloom. She 
stopped at Sweet Briar for the Council 
meetings and testimonial dinner for Eugenia 
Griffin Burnett. She made a short visit in 
Richmond on return, with a luncheon 
given by Eugenia. Jo Payne Miller, Isa- 
bel le Luke Witt, Ida Mass/e Valentine and 
Buffy Taylor Valentine were all there. 

Grizelle Thompson is looking forward 
to a summer at the University of Oslo, 
and a tour of the other Scandinavian coun- 

Enjoying the beach and her three grand- 
sons keeps Alice Barley Clendenning out at 
Long Beach. California. 

Gert Dally Massie has been tripping 
with her daughter, Adrianne, looking at 
schools. I know you were thrilled to hear 

Come to Sweet Briar 

This Summer 

Ti:nni.s - Swimming - Boating 

A Del'tghlfnl Vdcatioii Ccnler 


Summer Rates — $33 per week 
American Plan 

June 15 - September 15 

of Sweet Briar's new Trustee. That Adrian 
Massie is a prize. 

Margaret Marston Tillar's husband, Bill, 
sustained a broken back in an elevator ac- 
cident at Christmas time and is just out of 
the cast. They have had a visit from their 
daughter. Jeanne, and two little grand- 
daughters. Margaret is a gardener, with the 
vegetable department added this year, as 
Bill is still on the invalid list. 

And speaking of breaks, I have a tale to 
tell. Sally Neidlinger was in Europe this 
winter with the Olympic Ski Team. After 
two months of more fun and thrills than 
she ever had in her life, she broke her 
back skiing in Davos, Switzerland. Helen 
Hodgsktn Fingerhuth read of it in the 
paper and made not one but several trips 
from Zurich, where she lives (about 150 
miles), to the hospital to see Sal, wrote to 
us to cheer us, and did everything possible 
to help her, including keeping her over- 
night and putting her on the plane when 
the time came to come home. Have you 
ever heard of anything kinder? We are so 
grateful to Helen. It made me feel that 
Sweet Briar has a tie on us all, no matter 
how many years or miles intervene. 

Lillie Maddox Whitner entertained the 
local S.B. Club at a luncheon in her home, 
this winter. She has two grandchildren — 
a boy and a girl and keeps more than busy 
herself being an Interior Decorator. 

Elizabeth Huber Welch has a son at 
Cornell, and another son, married with a 
new son of his own, which puts the 
Welches in the grandparent class. 


class Secretary: Gertrude Geer (Mrs. 
Clark L. Bassett) 77 Lochmoor Blvd., 
Grosse Pointe Shores, Detroit 30, Michigan. 
Fund Agent: Lydia Purcell (Mrs. Fred- 
eric Wilmer) 1921 Stuart Avenue, Rich- 
mond, Virginia. 

Virginia Stanhery Schneider tells us of 
a granddaughter, Carolyn Lucille Schnei- 
der, a third generation Sweet Briar pros- 

Kit Hancock Land has a son at V.M.I. 

Buflfy Taylor Valentine has a son at the 
L'niversity of Virginia. 


class Secretary: Martha Close (Mrs. 
Lowell B. Page) 565 Howell Avenue, 
Cincinnati 20, Ohio. 

Fund Agent: Kay Norris (Mrs. Stillman 
F. Kelley, II) "Kearsage," R.F.D. 3, 
Charlottesville, Virginia. 

Thanks to the girls who answered my 
cards, I have the following news for you: 

Dot Bailey Hughes sends word that 
Kitty Blount Andersen and her husband, 
Fred, saw Lib Roundtree Kellerman and her 
charming family while in Hawaii and quite 
naturally enjoyed every minute of their 
stay. Dot's oldest boy. Ken, graduates from 
the University of Indiana in June and im- 
mediately becomes a Second Lieutenant in 
the Air Force. Bail is a sophomore at the 
Ifnnersity and Joe a junior at Shortridge. 
She and Wanda Jensch Harris meet now 
and again. 

Don, Jr., son of "Chuck" Aljord Mac- 
Vicar is a Second Lieutenant in the Ma- 
rines and is still at Quantico, but will go 
to Belvoir for more training. Gail, her 
daughter, is attending St. Margaret's 
School in Waterbury. 

Dot McKee Abney's son, Hamp, and 
our son, Lowell, are both in the same boat 
in reference to their Army standing. Their 
deferments are both up in June. Hamp 
graduates from Franklin and Marshall in 
June and hopes to be able to go on for 
graduate work, while Lowell hopes to be 
able to finish the job of becoming a geol- 
ogist at Michigan State College. Barbara, 
Dot's daughter, and Monie, Peggy Malone 
McClements' daughter, both graduate from 
Winchester-Thurston in June. Barbara is 
planning to go to Mt. Holyoke, while 
Monie will attend Centenary Junior Col- 

Marie Prange Conrad is living in West- 
port, Conn. They have two adopted chil- 
dren — one a Polish war orphan. Helen 
Jung Pfister. with her 16 year old daugh- 
ter, visited her this winter, while her hus- 
band was judging Pulitzer Prize awards at 

Dottie Hamilton Davis has been in 
Chicago this spring and was able to spend 
a few days with her mother who came 
down from Minneapolis to see her. 

Betty Moore Rusk writes she is too busy 
raising three children to have any exciting 
news to report. 

"Mew " White Knobloch left for a Ber- 
muda vacation after a busy winter. She 
had a letter from Helen Finch Halford, 
saying all are well. Their three children 
are all away at school and her oldest 
daughter, Helen Elida, is engaged to be 

Sarah Merrick Houriet has gone into 
the real estate business. Her daughter 
Nancy presented her with a grandchild in 
November and Sarah says she never knew 
it could be so thrilling. Paul, Jr., is a 
sophomore at Lehigh L'niversity. while her 
youngest, Sally, graduates from Hathaway- 
Brown in June and is entering Smith in 
the fall. 


Alitmnde News 

Lois Peterson Wilson has really gotten 
around in '51. She and her husband had 
two visits to Virginia where they saw Kay 
Noryis Kelley and Stillman. In November 
they were in Cleveland and had a grand 
evening with Jeannette Huppin^er Schanz 
and Jack. She sees Jinny Lee Taylor 
Tinker and family quite frequently. Re- 
cently they were in Philadelphia where 
they saw Betty Moore Rusk and also Helen 
Adams Thomson. Helen and Ross are 
brand new grandparents which is most 
exciting and delightful for them. Lois has 
some grand pictures of reunion. If any one 
would like to see them, just write her. 

While I was in Washington, D. C. in 
February, I saw Cornelia W'ajles Wailes. 
NX'e spent several hours getting caught up 
on many years of chatter. 


class Secrelarys Margaret Cramer (Mrs. 
W. B. Crane, Jr.) 50 Verplank Avenue, 
Stamford, Connecticut. 
Fund Agent: Daphne Bunting (Mrs. 
L. K. Blair) 42 Kenwood Avenue, Wor- 
cester, Massachusetts. 

Dear and Famous Class of '27: 

On this, May 10, 1952, all lines of com- 
munication are red hot with the laying of 
plans. Actually, the only news is about 
our anticipated reunion which is stale news 
on the hot summer day you are reading 
this. However, you won't be disappointed, 
for the account of THE TWENTY-FIFTH 
in the October issue, by your new secre- 
tary, will be a Humdinger — you may be 
sure of that! 

In this final report of mine, I want to 
thank each and everyone of you from the 
bottom of my heart for the success of our 
class notes during my reign as your sec- 
retary. I honestly enjoyed the job and am 
sure my successor will have the same 

Very sincerely, 

Margaret Crane 


Class Secretary: BcTTV MooRE (Mrs. 

Arthur Y. Schilling) 1011 Childs Avenue, 

Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania. 

Fund Agent: Marion Jayne (Mrs. Carlos 

Berguido) 135 Rose Lane, Haverford, 


Lucille Finch MacCallum writes that her 
married daughter now lives near Philadel- 
phia and she occasionally visits her so we 
may expect to see Lu soon. 

Elizabeth Jackson Pierce has a son who 
will enter Vanderbilt Medical School in 
the fall. Her girl is now sixteen. 

Kewpie Hodnetl McDaniel's eldest hopes 
to enter Sweet Briar in the fall of '53. 

I was sorry to learn that Emma Nan 
Harris McClarin had lost htr husband. 
Her sixteen-year-old son wants to be a 
surgeon like his dad. 

Libby ]ones Shands' Bettie is to be mar- 
ried in June to a professor at the State 

School for the deaf. Courtney, Jr., is at 

Red Woodward Jeffers has done a lot 
to raise our class standing in the fund 
drive. Her daughter, Anne, is a freshman 
at Sweet Briar and loves it. 

Grace Sunderland Kane was in Santiago, 
Chile, three years. She was a teacher in 
Santiago College and for the last two 
years was principal of the middle school. 
Grace is now back in Laurel, Maryland, 
and hopes to have callers. 

Rip \'an Winkle Morlidge sent me the 
file that we tried to make years ago. Rip 
saw Sarah Ereretl Toy and Marion Taher 
Maybank last spring. 

Kay Meyer Manchel and husband fell 
in love with St. Thomas, V. I. last winter. 
They bought several acres; one of the main 
attractions is a Danish sugar mill, dated 
1790. They will remodel it into a winter 
home. Kay still raises prize cockers. 

Anne Lane Newell 'Whatley drove to 
Atlanta last Christmas. She picked up her 
niece Newell Bryan on her way through 
Sweet Briar and spent a night with Eu- 
genia Goodall Ivey. She says it is dreadful 
to live so far from everyone, although Pres- 
que Isle, Me. is a very exciting spot. 

Jane Schoenlgen Geiser and family have 
lived in California since 19-16. Karl prac- 
tices law in Beverly Hills. Their 22-year- 
old Fritz hopes to do the same. There is a 
Sweet Briar Club there and she sees Kay 
Emery Eaton once or twice a year. 

Have a grand summer and write to me 
during your leisure moments. 


Clasf Secretary: Mary Archer Bean 
(Mrs. J. V. D. Eppes) 4(7 Heckwelder 
Place, Bethlehem, Pa. 

Did you see Hal Boyle's column on 
John B. Shinberger in which he writes of 
"his pretty wife (Lisa Guigon) and their 
four children?" 

Adelaide Richardson Hanger writes, 
"Have been busy putting my furniture in 
storage and moving back with my father, 
409 East Park Avenue, San Antonio, 
Texas. My husband received overseas 
orders and left March 19th for Weisbiden, 
Germany. Later I will be able to join him." 

Katy Coe's parents have both been very 

Amelia Woodward Davier has bought a 
lovely old place near Richmond which she 
and Maurice are busy renovating and re- 
pairing. Our eldest son made the southern 
trip with the Princeton choir and it a 
particular thrill to hear them sing .ir the 
Palm Sunday Vesper service in Old Bruton 
Parish Church, Williamsburg. 

Virginia Chaffee Gwynn lives in Villa 
Nova, Pa. She has a daughter, Virginia, 
twenty, at Dickinson College, and a son 
John, seventeen. 

Margaret Mtcikoy Clifford lives in Pitts- 
burgh. She writes, "Margaret, age twenty- 
one, might be class baby, born Sept. 20th, 
1929. She is a senior at Pennsylvania Col- 
lege for Women. George, Jr.. eighteen. 

freshman at Carnegie Tech., Marian, four- 
teen, freshman at Ellis School." 

Edith Roache Tollefsen is a stenog- 
rapher at the Virginia Paper Co., Rich- 
mond, Va. Her husband, Sverrc, is in the 
plastic business — her interests are in an- 
tiques, music and gardening. She sings in 
a choir on Sundays. 

Alwyn Redmond Barlow moved to An- 
niston, Alabama, last summer. She has 
three girls, Sallie nineteen. University of 
Georgia, Paula, fifteen, Jacalwyn, twelve. 

She visited Jessie Exley Wooten in 
Hopewell, Va., last summer. Jessie has a 

Jean Croif Hutcheson lives in Green- 
wich, Conn. Samuel Lewis, Jr., twenty- 
one, is at Georgia Tech. Jean, eighteen, 
made her debut this year after graduating 
from Miss Master's School at Dooks Ferry 
last June. William is sixteen. 

Mary Fulton Garstang lives at Harbor 
Springs, Michigan, She was president of 
the Junior League of Indianapolis and is 
vice president of the Boys' Club Associa- 
tion. Her daughter Mary is eighteen. 

Adeline Hoffman Allen of Wilmington, 
Delaware, has a son, Richard, hfreen. Her 
husband is a doctor. 

Lois AUllroy Cooper lives at fort Mor- 
gan. Colorado, and has two sons, Lan^don, 
ten and Glen, three. 

Katherine Miles Armstrong lives at 
Cynwyd, Pa., and spends the summer at 
North Lovell, Kesar Lake, Maine. She has 
a namesake of ninteen and another daugh- 
ter, Carol, of thirteen. 

Mary Margaret Moore Milton lives in 
Kansas City, Mo., where her husband is 
the Director of Music in the Public 
Schools. She has no children and teaches 
Social Studies in High School. 

Harriet Wiggers Wright of Cincinnati 
writes, "You will be amused to know that 
my husband has red hair, as I have, and 
so do our three children. Menie is thir- 
teen. Patsy, eleven, and Tommy, nine." 

Sarah Foote Jointer's husband is a 
doctor, and she has three girls — Amanda, 
nineteen, Margie, sixteen, Sally, ten. 

I know we will all want to express our 
deep sympathy to Maria Bemiss Hoar of 
Pittsburgh, Pa., whose mother passed away 
early in March. 

I have just returned from the annual 
meeting of the Womens Auxiliary of the 
Episcopal Diocese of Bethlehem, held i.n 
Scranton, where I was elected Vice Presi- 
dent (really chairman) of the convocation 
of Reading and an alternate to the Iri- 
ennial meeting of the Woman s Auxiliary 
to be held in Boston next September. 

Write me some news this summer. 


Class Secretary: Elizabeth S. Clark, 227 
Boston Avenue, Lynchburg, Virginia. 
Fund Agent: Marjorie Webb (Mrs. 
Lawrence Maryanov) 302 Glenburn Ave- 
nue, Cambridge, Maryland. 

Too bad we are not reuning again this 
year. I am sorry that you will miss the 

June, 1952 


Alumnae College. I hope I can get to 
some of the lectures and meetings. 

A long letter from Jean Cole Anderson, 
about the middle of April, was written 
from the hospital where she was waiting 
for an operation to cure all her ailments. 
I haven't heard from her since, but trust 
that she is getting along fine. 

Natalie Roberts Foster and her husband 
spent a good part of the winter in Sara- 
sota, Florida. They played golf and did 
some sight seeing with Helen 5/w Mel- 
len's parents-in-law. Since returning to 
Roanoke. Nat has heard that "Hellie's" 
son. John, has had scarlet fever. Nat also 
writes that she had a visit from Madame 
Johnson who spent the night with her 
when she was in Roanoke to speak to the 
French Club on "Existentialism." 

Had a card from Peg Ferguson Ben- 
nett that came too late for the February 
dead line. She said that she has been 
suffering from arthritis that sometimes 
keeps her from writing. Last fall she paid 
a visit to her sister Ruth Ferguson Smythe, 
'29g, in Louisville and saw a lot of old 
friends from Sweet Briar. Her son. Dexter, 
is in his last year at Cranbrook School 
near Detroit. Steve is in the sixth grade 
at the local public school in Olivet, Mich- 

Mary Lynn dirlson King says that she 
and her family are planning to spend their 
vacation on a Montana ranch and, if all 
goes well, to continue on to the Coast. 

Ginnie Cooke Rea writes that she has 
been in the usual Spring rush of house 
cleaning and painting along with cele- 
brating young Janie's first birthday. 

Polly Sivif/ Calhoun is as busy as a bee 
in a tar barrel. She papered three rooms 
during the winter. Aside from that she 
works with the Citizens Council on Edu- 
cation and serves on the School Board. 
She is doing church and relief work, is in- 
volved in activities of the LInited World 
Federalist movement, and is at present 
pushing General Ike toward the White 
House. As for her children: Sue, is a 
sophomore at High School and is on the 
Student Council. Ted, fourteen, is at 
Hotchkiss School. The younger boys are in 
public school and are full of basketball, 
baseball and fishing. 

Nancy Worthington was in Chicago for 
a camp directors' meeting. While there 
she spent an evening "doing the town" 
with Jean Countryman Presba and her 
husband. Bill. 

Perry Wbitlaker Scott is very busy with 
a new house and garden in Haworth, New 
Jersey. She has a 2l/2-year old daughter 
and an 11 -year-old son. In addition to 
these claims on her time she works with 
a knitting and needle work consultant who 
writes directions. She checks and types 
them and also knits samples. 

My own life has been very peaceful. I 
am still with the Red Cross which seems 
to be about as busy as ever. I am trying to 
assemble properties for the Little "Theatre 
production of You din'l Take It With You 

and seem to have become involved in a 
scavenger hunt. 

L'niess someone has been keeping some- 
thing from me our classmates have been 
leading very quiet and circumspect lives 
this past winter. If the summer months 
prove to be any more newsworthy don't 
forget that we are interested and want to 
hear from you. 


Class Secretary: Jean 'Van Horne (Mrs. 

Malcolm Baber) 6625 Lincoln Drive, 

Philadelphia 19, Pennsylvania. 

Fund Agent: Geraldine Mallorv, 169 

East Clinton Avenue, Tenafly, New 


Lois Foster Moore writes that Mabel 
Hickman Flaitz and her husband visited 
the Moores last summer and then went to 
Alaska with their two daughters in August. 

Margery Guhelman Hastert writes, '"We 
are looking forward to a three months 
trip to the mainland this summer . . . will 
be in New York for a week in July and 
hope to look up a few classmates along 
the way." 

Ruth Dalies Young has moved to Studio 
City, California. ". . . Bob and I went 
East early in March — saw Lois Foster 
Moore and Laura Howe Smith ('31) for 
a grand luncheon reunion. Have talked 
with Charlotte Tamblyn Tufts." 

Langhorne Watts Austen has moved 
from Boston, Mass. to Cleveland, Ohio 
where her husband is teaching at Western 
Reserve Medical School and practicing 
urology at Lakeside Hospital. "We've 
rented a furnished house until July first 
and I spend every free moment looking 
for our permanent home." 

Margaret Austin Johnson: ". . . sliced 
up my right hand so could not send you 
greetings any sooner. We still Ry but 1 
find I don't enjoy it as much as I did be- 
fore crashing in a lake last summer. 
Scary but no damage done to Joe, little 
Nell or me." 

Mary Buick planned to leave her job 
at the end of March to look for another 
in the bookkeeping line. 

Jessie Coburn Laukhuff has a daughter, 
Louise Argyle, born Jan. 28. Her husband 
is now Director of the Office of German 
Political Affairs in the State Department. 

'Virginia V'esey Woodward has a 
daughter, Virginia Janvier Woodward born 
November 5, 1951. 'Vessey had seen Anne 
Brooke and her sister Sue, also Mary Bess 
Roberts Waynick. 

Sarah Ellen Wilson Barbour writes, ". . . 
Have three children, 10, 5, and 3, and stay 
fairly busy keeping them straight. Ger- 
trude Raymond Dempster has a new son. 
She lives in Knoxville and I occasionally 
see her. " 

Mary Steward says, "After I left Sweet 
Briar I went to Oklahoma LTniversity. 
Since graduation I have been teaching. I 
am in the Harding Junior High teaching 
Social Studies. I live alone in an apartment 
which I 'redid' last summer and I am 
quite proud of it." 

Dorothy Brett Prentiss writes, "John and 
I are planning to go to Dartmouth reun- 
ion in June. Then the boys and I will 
spend the usual six or seven weeks at 
Mother's summer place on Lake 

Nevil Crute Holmes went last fall to 
Western College in Oxford, Ohio, as the 
Sweet Briar Representative at the inaugura- 
tion of their new president. She is secre- 
tary of the local chapter of the D.A.R. 
and president-elect of the P.T.A. Her two 
little girls, seven and five, are fast growing 
into Sweet Briar material. 

Ella Jesse Latham writes, "The Lathams 
are most proud of their third — a daughter, 
Sarah Thornton, born December 12, 1951. 
Our son, Joe, nine, and Penny, eleven, 
are as delighted with her as Bob and I 
are! We are still at Episcopal High School. 
Any one coming to 'Washington, D. C, 
please call." 

Mary Kate Patton Bromfield is busy 
with P.T.A., Girl Scouts, has been Secre- 
tary for two years of the Albany Junior 
League, and is now working on the Albany 
Tulip Cotillion, the climax of Albany's 
Tulip Festival in May. Her two daughters 
are going to camp this summer in Maine — 
the same camp that Margery Gubeltnan 
Hastert and Ruth Davies Young and I 
attended years ago. Mary Kate's son. 
Bill, is five and one-half. 

Sue Grates Stubbs has three children — 
Sue, 13, King, 11, and John, 2, who "keep 
me busy with their constant and varied ac- 
tivities. Sue will be a camper this summer 
at Waldemar in Texas, and King and I will 
probably take the boys for a week's vaca- 
tion visiting his sister in Mexico City. We 
have finished a remodeling project and 
have a guest room waiting for any 'Briarite' 
who might come to Louisiana." 

Connie Murray Weller reports being at 
the Cornell-Princeton football game last 
fall "and turned around to find Dottie 
Hedges Gushing. Dottie and her husband 
and three little girls are living in Short 
Hills, N. J. We had a fine Sweet Briar Day 
luncheon in Princeton at which Betsey 
Hun McAllen and I were the oldest liv- 
ing members. This was a little hard to 
realize, but with the aid of canes and hear- 
ing trumpets we made out all right." 

This is my last letter to you as I have 
resigned as Class Secretary. I feel that 
everyone in the class should have a turn 
at being Secretary. It has been great fun. 
Thank you all for your more than friendly 


Class Secretary: Mary Lee R^■AN (Mrs. 
Porter Strother) 798 Pemberton Rd., 
Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan. 
Fund Agent: Martha Lou Lemmon (Mrs. 
W. Frederick Stohlman) 11 Edgehill Street, 
Princeton, New Jersey. 

You will all be glad to know that Julia 
Sadler de Coligny is making good progress 
in recovering from her accident. "I have 
managed to go right on with everything in 
spite of the accident, thinking I was going 


Alutniiiie News 

to be well in a few months, but it didn't 
go that easily. Have now graduated to a 
full length corset, complete with metal stays 
(it does not reduce my waistline!) I in 
teaching second grade this year. I'm going 
to be on the Development Conimittee of 
the Board of Overseers. Becky S/roJc Lee 
is now President of the Junior League of 

Lou Leminoii Stohlman will be at Alum- 
nae Council in June — then will go home 
to pack up for a trip to Missouri. Lou 
finds her fijne filled with S.B.C., home, and 
the L'niversity League Executive Board. 
Congratulations to Lou on her appjinr- 
ment as Alumnae Fund Chairman — shows 
what a superb job she did as Class Agenr! 

Jean 5/>;j,?«f Hulvey is excited about 
having just bought a house — the new ad- 
dress is 2213 N. Pollard St., Arlington, Va. 
"I'm still working at the National Ar- 
chives and Charlie is practicing law in 
Arlington, hence the move." 

Lydia Coodwyn Ferrell is busy with her 
3 children, volunteer work, golf, and ten- 

The Toledo Club did wonderfully at 
raising money. Helen Hanson Bamford iays 
that they made $650 on rummage sales and 
sent it to S.B.C. for scholarships. 

Dorothy Hutchinson Howe has 
finished two weeks work on the Connecti- 
cut Children's Services Society. "Spil and 
I are taking Julie, age 12 and Tone, age 
11, to Spil's 25th reunion at Harvard this 

Jo Fink Weeks has some special news. 
"We had our son at last. David Martin 
Weeks, Jr., was born Oct. 25, 1951. I see 
Bonny McDonald Hatch at bridge clubs, 
etc. Her hu.sband is with Thatcher Glass 
Co., Elmira, N. Y., and commutes here 
(Muncie, Ind.) weekends. 

Nancy Russell Carter is recovering from 
her two youngsters' chickenpox. "We will 
move out to Clarksburg, June 24. The 
whole family will go to Canada August 12 
to 20." 

Lou kindly passed along some notes 
which came to her: 

Dearing Lewis is "temporarily at the U. 
of 111. finishing a thesis. After getting iv. 
M. A. at the L'niversity of Chicago, I went 
to the Lfniversity of Illinois to teach, began 
work for a doctorate there and then moved 
on to Memphis State College, where I 
teach courses in linguistics and American 
literature, with contemporary poetry to be 
added soon." 

Charlotte Hawes is recovering from a 
ruptured appendix. 

Cieo Scott Allen was in a pickle when 
they sold their house in Kirkwood, Mis- 
souri. She had to put the furniture in 
storage, her husband in a hotel, and her- 
self and children in her parents' home in 
Memphis. In the fall her house was still 
not ready, so she had a session in a 
furnished apartment 10 miles from school. 

Mary Rogers Moser's present address is 
Care: Comdr. J. H. Moser, N.A.A.S., 
Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Fla. She has a 

daughter, 12, who is in boarding school 
and another, 8, who is still at home. 

Lou sent along a marvelous letter from 
Connie Turner Hoffman. Connie's boys 
are now 16 and 14, Constance is 12 and 
Martha, ll'i- The older children go to the 
American School and love it. "We miss the 
V.S., but in some respects life is wonder- 
ful here. We have a cook, a maid and a 
chauffeur. After 16 years of doing prac- 
tically all my own work, I am luxuriating. 
My husband is here as the Managing Di- 
rector of the Gulf Oil Co. of Brazil. " 
Connie would like to know what became 
of Shirley Cobb who lived at Ma Black- 
well's during our freshman year. 

Dorothy Turno Gardner was here in 
Detroit in the early spring. We had a 
good conversation on the phone. Dot and 
Nat have two girls, 8 and 9, and have 
bought a house at 16 Beech St., Maple- 
wood, N. J. Dot ran into Martha Lou 
Lemmon and Doris Crane at the 'Yale- 
Princeton game last fall. She told me that 
Sis Trimble Moss has a daughter, Susan, 
age 14, and lives in Boundbrook, New 
Jersey. Sis works at a secretarial job in 
isiew York City. 

Mrs. Alexander Guyol, editor of tlie 
"National Voter" is none other than our 
own Mary Ann Page. She is also Public 
Relations Secretary for the National Office 
of the League of Women 'Voters. 

A nice card from Cecil Birdsey Feussle 
says that they love Bard College, where her 
husband is Chaplain and Assistant Profes- 
sor of Religion. "I get into New York City 
to see Lib Scheuer Maxwell and Bonnie 
Wood Stookey. Lib has just returned from 
a visit to Winston-Salem where she and 
her family spent Easter with Ruth Meyers 
Pleasants. My two girls, aged 15 and 11 
now, are keeping me busy. 

Eleanor Alcott Bromley and Harry 
brought Ann over to "do" Greenfield 'Vil- 
lage, the Edison Institute, and the Ford 
factory during Ann's spring vacaiton. It 
was lots of fun to see them. Eleanor has 
been very involved in Medical Conven- 

Mary Thomas Boorse lives just down 
the street from Elly and keeps busy col- 
lecting for Red Cross, Cancer Fund, and 
such. She works for the Onaway School 

Write to me about your summer. 


class Secretary: DoROTHY Barnum (Mrs. 
losiah G. Venter) Johnson's Point, Bran- 
ford, Connecticut. 

fund Agent: Isabel Anderson (Mrs. 
Donald Comer, Jr.) 285 Old Short Hills 
Road, Short Hills, New Jersey. 

Jackie Strickland Dwelle writes that 
Jacksonville enjoyed having Dr. Pannell 
there last fall, that everyone fell in love 
v.-ith her charm. Jackie has just been to 
the Junior League Conference in Lake 
Placid where she saw Betty Cocke Win- 
free, Lib Morton Forsythe, and Becky 
Strode Lee. Jackie's children are growing 

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June, 1952 


up. Jacquelyn is 13. Susan is 10 and Ed- 
ward is 8. 

Cynthia H,irh/soii Heye and her husband 
and three oldest children had a wonderful 
trip through the West last summer. They 
were ^one for nine weeks, visited many of 
the National Parks and say they would 
like to go again. 

Had lunch in New York in January with 
Betty Myers Harding and her sister. Had 
a visit recently from Emily M.inh Nichols, 
■34g, who is now living in Boise, Idaho. 


CLiss Secretary: Lillian Lambert (Mrs. 
Glenn Pennington) 220 Colonial Drive. 
Thoniasville, N. C. 

FiinJ Agent: Nathalie Lucas (Mrs. M. 
S. Chase, Jr.) Box 1208. Florence, S. C. 

Only three replies this month but each 
contained such welcome news. Nancy 
Niille Lea writes that they just bought a 
farm three miles out of Princeton and are 
taking possession May 15th. Nancy men- 
tions that Alma MmIih Rotnem has moved 
to Princeton and she is such a welcome ad- 
dition to their Sweet Briar alumnae club. 

As television chairman of the Junior 
League, Wes Ward Francis is producing 
one series of programs on local welfare 
work and just finished working on a pup- 
pet series. Wes and Molly Gritber Stod- 
dart are modeling for a Sweet Briar bene- 
fit fashion show which takes them back 
fifteen years, but otherwise Sweet Briar 
College seems a long, long way of?. 

Terry Shiiu' McCurdy and husband 
Charles recently left Williamsburg and are 
now happily located in New York at a 
new address — 100 Remsen St., Brooklyn 2, 
New York. Terry reports their recent visit 
to the west coast was marvelous and she is 
wild over San Francisco. Charlie is doing 
fund raising work for the Harvard Divinity 
School. Terry says their corner apartment 
is iust two blocks from the harbor in an 
interesting old section of the city. They 
do a lot of browsing around in their spare 
time and Terry works two mornings a 
week in the Volunteer Shop at Long Island 
College Hospital. 

Glenn, Neiland and I enjoyed a wonder- 
ful visit in Atlanta during Easter vacation 
and what a welcome break in the routine I 
I've rounded out my busiest year yet in 
civic affairs and club work and have every 
prospect of 1952-53 being a continuation 
of the same with the work on the Thonias- 
ville Centennial celebration and the presi- 
dency of the P.T.A. looming large right 


CArtt Secretary: LuCY TALIAFERRO (Mrs. 
Charley C. Nickerson) 80 Battin Road, Fair 
Haven, N. J. 

Fund Agent: Katherine Hoyt, 152 Forest 
Avenue, Caldwell, N. J. 

Lucy Taliaferro Nickerson was unable to 
send out cards to obtain class-notes be- 
cause of the sudden death of her father in 
May. The class of '38 will wish to express 

Andy, son of Betty Fraz/er 

RiNEHART. '398 

its sincere sympathy to Lucy in the loss of 
her father, 

Lucy enclosed a few notes in her letter 
to the office; these notes are listed below. 

Mary Thompson Ball has returned 
from her studies in Denver. 

Mary Cohh Hulse visited Connie Turner 
Hoffman for Mardi Gras after a fishing trip 
off Bimini and Nassau: "Cobbie" will b< 
in Ponte Vedra the major part of the 
summer and wants any and all Sweet 
Briarites who are vacationing there this 
summer to call her. 

A letter from Kay Hoyt to Lucy reads, 
"I'm very proud of our old family home- 
stead. 'Brownie' (Marion Broicn Zaiser) 
wrote that she has been busy writing her 
book and that it is ready for the publisher." 


Class Secretaries: Adelaide Boze (Mrs. 
James A. Glascock, Jr.) 4266 South 35tli 
St., Arlington, Virginia. 
Cynthia Noland (Mrs. Karl Young, Jr.) 
Long Ridge Road, Stamford, Connecticut. 
Fund Agent: Elea.nor Snow (Mrs. J. 
Tatnall Lea, Jr.) Lenape Trail, Chathaivi, 
New Jersey. 

"Columbus" (Janet Riinkle) Wells sent 
us unsolicited the news of the first daughter 
in the family — Gretchen Frantz Wells who 
was born on February 17th to join Robin, 
5, and Jonathan, 1. 

Dorothy Cainphcll O'Connor and Ade- 
laide Boze Glascock were racing there for 
a bit until Dotties daughter, Deborah Dor- 
othy, was born on March 12th. She has on 
older brother, Billy, who is about 7 now 
and a sister, Diane. 3V2. But Adelaide has 
the distinction of introducing her long- 
awaited first-born, a son. James Scott Glas- 
cock, who arrived on March 20th. 

Among our noble correspondents is 
Ellie Bosu'orth Spitler who returned to 
Cleveland on April 1 3th after three weeks 
in Fort Lauderdale. She, Kirk and Barbie, 
8, had gone down because Barbie had 
been sick since January. She reports tha' 
Barbie improved tremendously. 

Rudy Beach Robinson is the second of 
our esteemed contributors with the news 
that husband, Lusk, has just completed a 
year back in the U.S.M.C, Reserve in 
California. They have been bouncing 

around, naturally, during that time but are 
now living in Tulsa. Oklahoma, at 122 
Waverly Drive. 

The third of our distiguished trio ij 
really distinguished: Jeanne Harris has just 
been awarded a Fulbright grant for nine 
months study at the University of London, 
School of Oriental Studies ! She is to have 
a leave of absence from the Nelson Gallery 
of Art in Kansas City to begin her studies 
in September. She plans to visit around 
England and hopes to be able to get to 
France to study the private collections and 
museums there. 

Jane Coolrick Murrell is the new presi- 
dent of the Richmond Alumnae. Her pic- 
ture, looking very smart, appeared in the 
Richmond paper with Margaret Cornuell 
Schmidt and Luct Call Dabney, -llg, and 
Yoshika Ota, a member of the Junior Class 
from Tokyo, Japan. 

Jane Bush Long has a third son. Hugh, 
who has not yet appeared in this column 
but is about six months old by now. 

Nancy Haskins and David Elliot are 
going to Scotland this summer. 

Mildred Moon Montague's picture was 
scheduled to appear in the June issue of 
Town and Country when that magazine 
pays tribute to Chattanooga. 

Ellie Snow Lea is reported to have an- 
other daughter born in January. 

Ex-Governor and Mrs. Prentice Cooper of 
Tennessee (Hortense Powell) have a son. 
William Prentice Cooper. Ill, who came 
in with the new year. 

I just got back from a thrilling and 
rapid trip to Europe just after Easter. Fly- 
ing o\er and back, we had two weeks in 
England and ten days distributed between 
Amsterdam and Paris. Events are shaping 
up for next fall, among them presiding 
over a small, local, but active, group here 
and perhaps editing their monthly publi- 
cation. And indeed, we are home! 


class Secretary: LILLIAN Breedlove (Mrs. 
J. Logan White) 1416 Olive Street, Coates- 
ville, Pennsylvania. 

Fund Agent: Elizabeth Doucett (Mrs. 
John E. Neill) 8 Roy Place. Tuckahoe. 
New York. 

Betty Doucett Neill wrote about a visit 
from Betsy Tower Bennett, whom Lucy 
Lloyd has also seen recently in New York. 
The most interesting recent event in Luc7's 
life was a South American cruise with 
her sister "Weezie" Lloyd '48g. 

Mary White took time off from her sec- 
retarial work at the State Department in 
NX'ashington and paid us a visit. She had 
been to Jane Loreland Byert's recently and 
had seen Libby Lancaster Washburn's hus- 
band. William, and also Emory Hill Rex 
and her husband, who have returned from 
Sweden and are living in Washington. 
From Libby we have word that her third 
son. Marshall, had just arrived and "he's 
so good, really a pleasure — looks just like 
William and the other two boys. William 
is back in the Navy in the Naval Purchas- 
ing Oflice stationed in Washington. " 


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Gardiner, 7, and Robert, 9, sons of 
Joan Meacham Gav, ■41g 

Helen Wtilson Hill wrote they were busy 
with their new home, putting in a new 
l,iwn, screening the porch, and adding a 
black top driveway. She said Jeff has 
started school. She keeps busy with the 
Junior Guild for crippled children, a 
church chapter and book club, not to 
mention P.T.A. Helen also wrote that 
Lucy P,irloii Miller had a new daughter, 
Lucy Lee. They have two boys. 

Sylvia Pethick Maltby has a telephone 
answering service (in her home) in addi- 
tion to looking after her two boys, Peter 
and Ricky. 

It was wonderful to hear from Eunice 
Fuss Sneed in Denver. She said they had 
lived there five years and love it. "Anne 
and Johnny keep me busy, but I manage 
to do some Junior League work, etc. We 
bought an old house last year and have 
been busy working in the yard and getting 
it fixed up." Eunice also mentioned seeing 
Pat Sorenseii Ackard and her three young- 
sters quite often. 

Jane Clark Hartrich wrote she had just 
recovered from chickenpox herself and 
that now all four children are down with 
it. She said Tom had just staked out their 
new house, with five bedrooms set on an 
acre of land, and that now their "brood" 
should have plenty of room. 

Joan MeuclMin Gay says she has 
"drifted" into a small business, tying 
trout flies for local sale. The boys are going 
to camp for the summer and she and her 
husband are looking forward to a vacation 
up "in the Quebec bush where the fish 
are bigger and better and it's QLTJET." 
Meach said she saw Betty Joe AUNaniey 
Williams in Garden City and that Betty 
Joe and Charlie were hunting a new house, 
having just sold theirs. 

On March 7 this year, Philadelphia was 
honored by a visit from Mrs. Pannell. A 
dinner was held at the Barclay by the 
Philadelphia alumnae. Helen Anne Little- 
Ion Hauslein handled the arrangements 
for this dinner and it was a most success- 
ful affair. 


Class Secretary: Clare Eager (Mrs. A. D. 
Matthai, Jr.) 20 Clinton Place, Utica, 
New York. 

Fiii/J Agent: Anne McJunkin (Mrs. 
Frank Briber, Jr.) 6640 N. Elm Tree 
Road, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 

I have been trotting around with my 

travelling husband lately. On a trip south- 
ward I saw Frances Taylor Trigg. She 
had just produced Henry Sterling Trigg on 
March 17. Tay told me the glad tidings of 
Carol Tanner's marriage. She also said 
that 'Virginia White is still out in Los An- 
geles and didn't even come home on her 
vacation last summer as was expected. 

I was back in Utica long enough to catch 
a glimpse of Elsie McCarthy Samson 
sporting a becoming poodle cut, and to 
grab a card returned from Nancy Jameson 
Glass. Nancy has two boys, Billy, who is in 
kindergarten, and Norris Jameson who is 
one year old. They are about thirty miles 
from Buffalo, settled now in a year round 
house on Lotus Bay in Irving, N. Y. where 
Nancy keeps busy with P.T.A. and 
church work. 

Also I had notes from a couple of room- 
mates. Fay Martin Chandler who was 
leaving for a visit in Puerto Rico with sis- 
ter Piney, before spending another summer 
on Nantucket, and Anne McJunkin Briber 
who had recently spent an evening with 
Barbara Diincombe Lang. I found the Jun- 
ior League magazine credited Ann Jacobs 
Pakradooni and Karen Norris Sibley with 
recent babies. 

On the way to Texas, I contacted as 
many Briarites as possible. Talked with 
Nancy McVay Marsteller in Cleveland. She 
has one child, 41/2. and is doing a lot of 
Junior League work. Some of this is as 
a member of a hospital board which en- 
tails working in the hospital besides the 

In Lexington I had a nice chat with 
Elizabeth Campbell Shearer who had seen 
Fayette McDowell Willett and had re- 
cently been off on a spree with Norma 
Bradley Arnold. She had also seen Janie 
Lampton Middleton, who has bought a 
lovely new house, and had most compli- 
mentary things to say about Mary "Padu- 
cah" Wheeler Hilliard, whom Snookie 
reports to be making quite a place for her- 
self in Louisville. 

In Chattanooga, 'Worth and I stopped for 
a short beer with Alice Edtvards Daven- 
port and found her with a fourth child 
added since last year. And then in Birm- 
ingham we had dinner with Buzz and 
Fanny Esles Seibels. As in college days 
Charlotte Garber Rudulph's phone was con- 
tinuously busy so I had to be satisfied 
with Franny's word that she is fine and as 
cute as ever. 

Write me all the news. 


Class Secretary: Patricia Whitaker (Mrs. 
John S. Waters) Bellona and Clark Ave- 
nues, Lutherville, Maryland. 
Fund Af^ent: Alice Lancaster (Mrs. 
Pierpont Buck) 5013 34th Road, North, 
Arlington, 'Virginia. 

Ginny Griffith Morton just returned from 
a marvelous vacation in Florida — lots of 
rest and sunshine — just what the doctor 
ordered. She stopped by in Jacksonville 
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had a little girl in late December and is 
naturally very proud of her first-born. 
Ginny heard from Margie Eggers Perry at 
Christmastime. Margie has two girls. Alice 
Lancaster Buck has moved into a new 
house near Alexandria, 'Virginia. 

Good old Lulu Sadowsky Anderson 
came through with a postal, saying that 
Mimi Etheridge Wood had her third child, 
first son, around April 1. Lulu attended 
a luncheon for Mrs. Pannell at the stunning 
home of Cynthia Abbott Bottsford. Pat 
Patton McMannis, Sydney Holmes Boles 
and Lulu were the only members of '44 
who were present. Mrs. Pannell gave a talk 
which roused everyone's whole hearted 
enthusiasm for the Fund. Speaking of the 
Fund, did you see that our class ranked 
fifth in percentage of members contributing 
to the Fund? 

Lulu saw Janet Staples Munt, who was 
in town for Easter. The report is that mar- 
riage agrees with her and she looks lovely. 
Mary Churchill Walker 'Van de Water and 
Lulu were the only '44's who made Janet's 
wedding. Also from Lulu — Mary White 
Hollander presented Landon White Hol- 
lander to the world on December 23, 1951. 

Had a wonderful surprise visit from 
Marion Saunders Montgomery one morn- 
ing recently. Speedy was visiting in town 
and dropped by with her husband. Bill and 
darling son, Billy, aged 18 months. She 
looked just as glamorous as ever, immacu- 
lately groomed, etc., while I looked like 
a frumpy housewife. Little Billy is sturdy 
and handsome. Speedy and Bill are sta- 
tioned in Norfolk and expect to be there 
for another year; after that — wherever the 
Navy sends Bill. Has anyone heard from 
or seen my other roommate Dot De 'Vore.' 

Jane Rice McPherson is home for a three 
weeks' visit accompanied by husband Dr. 
Tommy, daughter. Heather, and baby son, 
Bruce. Jane says all is well in Atlanta. 
Catherine Tijt Porter had a luncheon before 
Jane left. Betty Haierty Smith, who had 
her fourth baby, another girl to even the 
score, was unable to come, but Frances 
Longino Schroder, Jessie Strickland El- 
cock, Mary Carter Richardson and Mar- 
garet Munnerlyn Haverty were all present. 
Ricey saw Libby Vaughn Bishop in 'Wash- 
ington and said she looked wonderful. 
Libby and her mother were up from Texas 
to see the Virginia gardens. Anne Moore 
Remington had her second child, a son, 
Mark, in April. Anne is moving to Balti- 

JUNE, 1952 


Sweet Briar guests at the wedding of Martha Smith, '47g. 
daughter of Mattie Hiimmoiid Smith, '21g, and Ben Smith, son of 
Florine Guilbeit Smith, '23g. 

FroiH row, left to right: Patty Trjiigott Rixey, '48g, Margaret 
Redfern, ■47g, Elizabeth Ahhut Averett, ■47g, Louise Skinner Davis, 
'49, Florine Guilbert Smith, '23g, Martha Smith Smith, '47g, Mattie 
Hjmmond Smith, '19g, Louise Hammond Skinner, '19g, Isabel 
Liilie Witt, ■l9g, Sue Slaughter, '13g. 

Second row: Nancy Cojer Staq', '47g, Betsy Plunkett, '48g, 
Jean Old, '47g, Frances Gardner Curtis, '47g, Helen Pender 
Withers, ■48g, Julian Bristow, '46, Rosemary Ashby Dashiell, '46g, 
Anna Lawrence Redfern Ferguson, '37g, Mary McCia Deal, '19g, 
Nellie MeCaa Cole, '21g, Edith Brooke, '50g, Jane Luke, '48g, 
Ellen Blake, '29g, Cornelia Carroll Gardner, 'ISg, Ginger Barron 
Summer, '47g. 

more in June and we shall all look for- 
ward to seeing her. 

Dotty Denny Sutton had her first baby 
on March 30th, a boy — Edmund Charles 
Sutton, weighing 7 lbs. 6 ozs. Minge Clark 
Peach is living in Ithaca and has three 
sons. Ellie LaMotte Trippe is in the pro- 
cess of building a house on the Eastern 
shore of Maryland. 

That's about all the news I can scrape 
together. The Waters family had a lovely 
bout with measles and colds all winter. 
We did manage to have a quick weekend 
in Larthniont, New York. Johnny got a 
big thrill, because we were able to get 
him a ticket for the Howdy Doody show 
and he got to talk to Buffalo Bob Smith, 

Have a nice summer and let me know 
what you are doing. 


Class Secretary: Ariana Jones, 38 Wig- 
gins Street, Princeton, New Jersey. 
Fund Agent: Nancy Dowd (Mrs. Robert 
Burton) Box 1086, Glendale, Ohio. 

This letter begins with an event of last 
fall — Jean Carter's marriage to Dave Tel- 
ford on October 19. They are living in 
Chattanooga. Also reported a little late — • 
Bambi Rollin's engagement which was an- 
nounced at Christmas. 

Bea Dingiiell Loos and Dix announce 
the birth of Margaret Ann on April 11. 
Stephen 'Voorhees, age 3, now has a play- 
mate, Nancy TurnbuU Voorhees, born on 
January 24. Ade fones and Coerte 'Voorhees 
are the proud parents. Also born this win- 
ter, Benjamin Griffith Edwards, son of 

Anne Hill and Grif. Pat Arms Brown's 
second child, Carol, was born on December 
:. Her brother Ash, Jr., is a "live-wire 
and hot-shot Charlestoner," to quote Mary 
'Vinton who saw them on one of her trips 
for the Alumnae Office. 

Mary has been all over the South, west 
to Texas, and even to Princeton, where I 
had a good chat with her in March. Mary 
saw Flo Cameron Kampmann in San An- 
tonio in February. She reports that Flo 
sings as torchily as ever and that Ike is 
quite the troubadour with guitar. Wistar 
Watts King visited in Lynchburg this 
spring where unfortunately she and her 
two children had chickenpox. Wis, Jack, 
Jack, Jr., age 3, and Langhorne, "> months, 
moved into a new house in Columbus, 
Georgia, this fall. Barcy Kennedy Neel has 
moved from Cincinnati to Newark, Ohio. 
Barcy and Dan's baby was born last sum- 
mer. Mary says that Jean Parham Coors' 
three daughters are real beauties and per- 
fectly dressed with ruffles and rosebuds. 
Wheats Young Call's husband has been 
called back into the Marine Air Corps. 
They have just moved to the West Coast 
from Camp Lejeune, N. C. Ruth Houston 
sailed for Europe the end of February. She 
was caught in a youth demonstration in 
Trieste and had to yell "Viva Italia" until 
she could wiggle out of the marching 

Catherine Smart Grier's husband, Joe, 
is busy managing Judge Bobbitt's campaign 
for the North Carolina Supreme Court, 
and Catherine enjoys all the behind the 
scenes bustle. Nolly Thompson Mickell and 
her family have moved to Charlotte. Nolly 

has a daughter, Mary. El Myers Cole was 
in Charlotte this spring with her daughter, 
Lee. El has been busy in Fort Lauderdale 
working on a Junior League production of 
"Hansel and Gretel " doing Community 
Chest work. 

Mary Lou Holton paid a flying visit to 
New York between semesters. She saw 
Polly Vandevanter and did the shops and 
theatres. Bets Gurley Hewson was back in 
Philadelphia in April. She saw Ellie Clem- 
ent Littleton who has just moved to a new 
house in Conesfoga Village. Her three 
daughters are images of El. 


class Secretary: CVNTHIA Bemiss (Mrs. 
William A. Stuart, Jr.) Rosedale, Virginia. 
Fund Agent: Maria Tucker, 2521 Fair- 
mount Boulevard, Cleveland Heights, 

By the time you read this, I hope we 
will all have met at reunion and caught up 
fairly thoroughly on the events of the past 
five years . . . but here goes for my own 
little collection of news items anyway. 

Stu McGuire Gilliam had a son. I am 
not sure of name or birth date, except that 
he arrived sometime in March and they 
call him Jamie. Liz Abbot Averett is work- 
ing in the Alumnae Office and thoroughly 
enjoying it. She has a two-year-old son, 
John, who, from his pictures, is a dream. 
She says that Betsey Mullen and Mary 
Vinton are also working at Sweet Briar. 

Julie Holt Coyle writes of her activities 
during the past five years. She lives in 
Charleston, West Virginia and has two 
sons, George Lacy, III and Claiborne Holt. 


Alumnae NetDs 

Chook was called back into the AAF and 
sent to Korea, was reported missing in 
action, and his name was one of those 
called when the PW list was broadcast. 
She has heard from him since then and 
says, "We were so thankful (that his name 
was broadcast) for I think the list is really 
an insurance policy in itself for his safety 
and good treatment." I know you will 
all ioin me in wishing Chook an early 
return to Julie. 

Jane Warner Creekmore says that she 
has spent the past five years doing Red 
Cross work, library work and taking care 
of young Steve. She is very disappointed 
that she will miss our first reunion as is 
Bizzy Caldwell. Bizzy has not been idle 
since 1947 either. She got her M.A. in 
Dramatics at Western Reserve in Cleve- 
land in '48. "Then 1919 and 1950 found 
me back in New York at the Neighborhood 
Playhouse School of the Theatre studying 
acting with Sanford Meisner. So far I have 
had three and a half seasons of summer and 
winter stock experience in back of me as 
an actress, assistant director, and stage man- 
ager. Here in town I've been running 
shows for Equity Library Theatre and 
have just finished my fourth one for them. 
Now that that is over, I'm looking for a 
summer stock job either as actress or stage 
manager or both." 

Ann Colston Hawley announces the 
arrival of Michael William on March 7. She 
no longer works for Fortune. John fin- 
ishes his residency at Presbyterian Hospital 
in New York the end of September. He 
hopes to start practicing in Fort Lee, N. 
J., and they expect to go to California this 
summer for their vacation. Ann says Maria 
Tucker and Liz Ripley are still in Europe 
having a great time. (Ed. note: a postcard 
from Marge Babcock, '48, said that she 
saw them in England. Small reunion.) 
Meredith Sljne Finch had a second son on 
Christmas Day. Emily Schuber married 
Eugene Morrison Carr, Jr. on April 19. 
"Suzette Alorton Sorenson, Dr. husband 
and son. Jack, are now living in Texas. 
Jenne Belle Bechtel had a wonderful write- 
up in the Herald-Tribune a while back on 
her position as an up and coming young 
designer." All this from Mrs. Hawley. 

Judith Burnett Halsey and John have re- 
turned from a lovely trip to Nassau and 
Jamaica. Jean Old has a job at Blair High 
School and is also taking accounting in 
night school. Jean writes that she has just 
had a christening and launching party for 
her new boat, "Bug-A-Boo." 

Inspiration and news have run out. 
Have a nice and fascinating summer and 
then write and tell me about it. 


Class Secretary: Mary Jo Armstrong, 
Carillon House — Apartment 545, 2500 
Wisconsin Avenue, N. 'W., Washington 7, 
D. C. 

Fund Agent; Anne Rvland Ricks, 1506 

Westwood Avenue, Richmond 27, Virginia. 

To begin with I want to apologize to all 

of you for not having more news in this 

letter. The next letter shall be bulging with 
news — with the coming of summer, there 
promises to be much in store for our class. 
Thanks to the girls living here in Washing- 
ton I have been able to glean some news 
for you. 

It would be wonderful if you would 
write me. One of the greatest joys of this 
task is hearing from all of you, so I can 
pass on to the rest what each of you is 
doing. Virginia Pekor Culpepper read the 
News and promptly dispatched a wonder- 
ful note telling me about life in Europe. 
She and her husband, who is a Captain in 
the Army, are living in Bamberg, Germany. 
Ginny arrived there in May of '51, and has 
had a wonderful time seeing Germany and 
Austria. She says they plan to make a trip 
to Paris this month. Through her grand 
note I learned that Betty Stevens married 
Walter Haywood in the fall and that they 
are now living in Columbus, Georgia. 

Kax Berthier married John McKelway in 
March and they are now in Washington, 
where he works on the Evening Star 
newspaper. At the moment she is apartment 
hunting. I often see Betty Kernan and 
Audrey Lahman Rosselot, both of whom 
are working here. McCall Henderson has 
been doing a lot of volunteer work and has 
been assisting at the teas which President 



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and Mrs. Truman give for the servicemen. 
She has high hopes of going to Berlin this 
summer to be godmother for Louise Day 
Thompson's daughter. Mary Louise Lloyd 
is still here. Ces Youmans has also come to 
the city and she and Weezie are rooming 
together in a very attractive apartment in 
Georgetown. Eleanor Potts Snodgrass and 
her hu.sband have been here for a short 
time, but they are going back to Norfolk 
in July. Connie Someriell Matter and her 
husband are also newcomers to the city, 
while he is here for nine months as a 
special consultant for the National Produc- 
tion Authority. 

Items from here and there: Sally Davis 
is in New York for a couple of months 
with Jenny Belle Bechtel and Wayne 
Stokes. Meon Bower is back in Richmond 
where she has a job with the Federal Re- 
ser\e Bank. They recently flew her to Cin- 
cinnati . . . nice.-' Martha Garrison Anness 
has joined her husband in Chicago where 
he is at the Great Lakes Naval Station. 

Nita Minchew Faulk, Maddin Lupton 
McCallie, "Twink" Elliott Sockwell, Betsy 
Plunkett, Suzanne Hardy Beaufort, and 

Diane King were all in Gainesville, Geor- 
gia for Felecia Jackson's marriage to 
Lockwood Wheless on the 22nd of Febru- 
ary. Maddin is back in Chattanooga as 
David has started practicing medicine there. 
How I wish I could have seen the McCal- 
lies traveling from Philadelphia with a two- 
wheeled trailer on the back of the car 
packed to the hilt. They plan to spend the 
summer on Signal Mountain until they de- 
cide whether they want to build or just 
what. Diane King and Anne Ryland Ricks 
are going to England this summer where 
they will be at a "work camp" for about 
two months. Ricky says she'll come back to 
Washington this fall and get a job doing 
anything but school teaching. 

Blair Graves was in Washington the last 
of April for the operas. I hadn't seen her 
since graduation day, and as I was waiting 
for the first act to begin I looked across the 
aisle and there was Blair. A wonderful co- 
incidence. She is working as a music con- 
sultant in Roanoke. 

Jane Luke graduated from the L'ni- 
versity of Virginia Medical School in June. 
Joyce Sentner Armour is working as a film 
supervisor in the Army's office of the Quar- 
termaster General here in Washington. 

Jody Vestal Lyons and Sally Pearre were 
in Washington recently to visit Connie 
So/nerell Matter. Jody has three children 
now and Sally is working as a political 
researcher at Johns Hopkins University in 

No letter would be complete without 
telling you of the new babies in the class. 
Jerre Flaci Ridge had a boy. Jack Ransom 
Ridge, Jr. on March 30. Phyllis Thorpe 
Miller announced the arrival of John Elvis 
Miller, III on March 5. , 

I am sure there is much more to tell you, 
so do write me. And I hope all of you have 
a wonderful summer. 


Class Secretary: Katherine Hart, 3133 
Monument Avenue, Richmond 21, Virginia. 
Fund Agent: Alice Trout, 1301 Franklin 
Road. Roanoke, Virginia. 

With spring come more sons and 
daughters. Walter and Bunny Barnell 
Brown have a son, Walter, Jr., born March 
6. Carter VanDei enter Slatery and Herbert 
have a son, Herbert, III, born March 8. 
Bill and Marie Musgrore Pierce have an- 
other daughter, Sherrie Elizabeth Staples 
Pierce, born in April. 

Patty Burke was married February 2 to 
Irving P. Phelps in Dayton, Ohio. 

On February' 22nd, Peggy Cromwell 
became Mrs. Albert Tipper. The Tippers are 
living in Baltimore, following their wed- 
ding trip to Nassau. 

Margaret Towers' engagement to Carter 
E. Talman, Jr. was announced April 19- 
Margaret is planning a fall wedding. 

Legs, Sommers Booth Parker and baby 
John are now at Virginia Beach while 
Legs is with the Navy. They will go to 
Philadelphia this summer. 

Foo Fowler spent most of the winter in 
Mt. Dora, Florida, giving lectures on her 

June, 1952 


1000 slides of Europe. Foo also managed 
to get to New York to attend a dinner for 
Queen Juliana of The Netherlands. Libby 
Truehart also wintered in the Florida sun 
at Delray. 

Ellen Ramsey has now joined the ranks 
of the working girls and is with Cook and 
Company in Memphis. 

Polly Plummer returned to Sweet Briar 
this spring to participate in a panel dis- 
cussion of the Point Four Program. Several 
seniors are interested in securing govern- 
ment jobs in Washington. 

Sorry there is so little news but so few 
in our class answer my cards! 


CLiss Secre/jiy: Lacy Skinner (Mrs. R. N. 
Eckardt) Sunset Lane, Rye. New York. 
Fund Ageiir. Diana Dent. Old Church 
Road, Greenwich, Connecticut. 

Many thanks to Francis ALirliii King 
for her recent letter. She reports that Jane 
Lewis and Sue Taylor are in Richmond 
attending business school. Also in the State 
Capital, Mary Waller Berkeley has turned 
to the teaching profession. She is conduct- 
ing a fascinating course in "blocks" at a 
local nursery school. 

Coincidence is a remarkable thing. Lola 
S/t'ele Shepherd and Diane Diehicb Shep- 
herd are married to brothers. As if that 
weren't enough, it turns out that these 
two marines are first cousins of Edith 

Frances also writes that while in Norfolk 
for Christmas, she saw Dolly CLirke Ras- 
Miussen, and her little one-year-old, Cathy. 

Tink Sprinfis Shannon will be in Norfolk 
for an indefinite period. Her husband. 
Jack, is stationed there. 

Last September 22nd, Frances became the 
wife of Ensign Robert Marvin King, USN. 
While stationed at Corpus Christi, she saw 
)ody Liring,sloii McFall, whose husband, 
Didge, is also Navy. Frances and Bob are 
now living at Pensacola, Florida. 

Mary Nancy Nelson has forsaken her 
typewriter for Robert Lewis Swiggett, her 
skiing companion of late. They are plan- 
ning to be married sometime toward the 
end of September and will make their home 
on Long Island. Bill Bailey will be a brides- 

Kay Lang and Betty Todd find the 
"crop" uninteresting in the LI. S. so they 
are planning a trip to Europe. 

That seems to be about all the news. 
See you in October. 


Clitif Secreldiy: Terrv Faulkner. 1905 
Stuart Avenue, Richmond, Virginia. 
S- II ltd AReiil: Jane Clark, 5 Wickersham 
Lane, Clayton 24, Missouri. 

I have so much to say that I don't know 
where to begin. I have heard all kmds of 
nice things about Annie Moo's (Anne 
Mouiitcastle Gamble) wedding. She was 
the prettiest bride ever, and everyone en- 
joyed the occasion immensely. Barbie Birt 
and Diane Richmond were two of Moo's 
attendants. (Diane is engaged to many 

a K.M.L instructor named Bill Simpson 
May 24th). Patty Carlin, who is working 
in television in New York these days, was 
there with her usual cortege of admirers. 
Jo Willuimi Ray, freshly tanned and 
beaming, was on hand and certainly man- 
aged to convey the impression in no un- 
certain terms that she and Jimmy are very 
happily settled in Florida. 

Mary Emery, Louise Coleman and Nan 
Sirna met Sue Lockley in New York after 
going to Moo's wedding. She has been 
doing a lot of partying and skiing this year, 
but she's also done enough studying to 
complete graduate school at Columbia this 
June. She plans to take an apartment in 
New York next year with two other girls. 

Richmond was graced by visits from 
Betty Brawner, Ruthie Clarkson, Jody 
Kuehnle and Ann Shelduii Taylor this year. 
Brawner and Clarkson were here at the 
same time, and we had a real good time. 
Mary Pt'tise Fleming and Rives entertained 
Helen Stanley, Susan Taylor, Seymour 
Liiiighoii Rennolds, John Rennolds and us. 
The next night Seymour had a hen party 
for the same girls plus Peggy Chisholm 
Boxley and Eugenia Ellis Mason. Ruthie 
is currently in Nassau having a fabulous 
time (listening to Errol Flynn trials, etc.) 
and plans to go to Europe soon. Brawner 
is in Boston with ten boys from five to 
seven who are crippled as her charges. 

To continue with our Sweet Briar 
visitors, I didn't have the pleasure of seeing 
Tody. She stayed with Chis (Peggy Chu- 
holm Boxley) and was planning to visit 
around a bit more before returning home. 
Shelley (Ann Sheldon Taylor) and Henry 
were visiting his parents before Easter, and 
I had a delightful time seeing two such 
happy people. Their wedding pictures 
were grand — Norbie (Ann 'Van Norden) 
was maid of honor. Herk and Shelley are 
stationed in Georgia and will have a 
month's leave before Henry goes overseas 
in August. 

Ashby Jenkins visited Susan Taylor in 
February, and it was certainly good to see 
her. She went to Europe (for the second 
time!) in March. Susan on the other hand 
turned around and paid Angle 'Vaughan a 
visit over Easter and had a grand time. 
Angle Poo still loves her job as Big Time 
Television Co-ordinator. Susan had lunch 
with Jean Diienon Bade at her apartment 
which is just darling. 

Joan 'Vail paid Jeanie Wellford a visit 
over Easter. She was full of enthusiasm 
over the productions that Catholic L^nivers- 
ity was presenting — they really did sound 

Jeanie took off for New York soon after 
Easter and managed to see some Briarites 
herself. She had lunch with Barbie Birt in 
her apartment and then got together with 
Anne Moiinlciistle Gamble and Bob. 

Mary Petite Fleming and Ri\'es went to 
Florida to visit Pease's parents and came 
back looking like a million dollars. They 
had a nice time seeing Sue Taylor Lilley and 
Bob. Sue and her 1939 car are well 
known around these parts, since she 

travels all around doing her social welfare 
work. Pease and Rivo are moving into an 
apartment and will be well established 
by the time you get this. 

Forgot to mention, while we're on the 
subject of visits, that Toddie (Patricia) 
Barton was down in these parts; in fact, 
she spent most of her time at Sweet Briar. 
Both Joan "Vail and Ruthie Clarkson were 
up there at various times. 

May the third was a Red Letter Day in 
the real sense of the word. Three of our 
classmates got married — Katharine Phinizy 
to Osborne Mackie, Annette Aitken to 
Robert McRoberts, Tuttie (Ann) Kilpatrick 
to George Webster. I visited Mary Emery, 
Louise Coleman and Nan Sirna for Tuttie's 
wedding and wouldn't take anything for it. 
The bride looked lovely, and she was as 
calm and collected as usual. The recep- 
tion at the Chevy Chase Country Club 
couldn't have been more fun. Saw Mary 
Miirchiion Ohrstrom for the first time 
since sophomore year and she looked 
charming. She and Rick are going to live in 
Oklahoma for a while. Tuttie and George 
went to Miami on their honeymoon. 

It was the anniversary of Mary Emery's 
and Dick's engagement (they're going to 
be married in September or October); so, 
we had a fine party. Barbie Birt had come 
down for the wedding; so, she was there. 
Nancy Pesek, who is a new addition to the 
D. C. crowd of S. B. girls, was at the party 
too. She told me that Muff (Dorothy) 
Marks was coming to work in Washington 
next fall. Counting Motter (Joan), who 
has a job with the government, that makes 
quite a crew of fifty-oners. Betty Biowder 
Nibley got her family to sit with her baby 
and arrived looking as young as the Puck 
she portrayed on our sophomore May Day. 
Her husband is in Korea. Both husband 
and baby look mighty attractive from 
their pictures. Jim Cantler dropped in on 
us, and we unanimously elected him as an 
honorary member of the class of '51. He 
served his time faithfully and well; so, I'm 
sure you all approve. 

Carla dc Creiiy Levin writes glowing 
reports of married life with "Boo" — she 
still can't get over it. Pinkie (Rosalie Bar- 
ringer) Wornham is just as enthusiastic 
as Carla and seems to be enjoying her life 
in the rank and file of the armed forces. 

Carol Rolston is engaged to Sonny. He 
gave her the ring at Mardi Gras. Ann 
Petesch is engaged to Rutledge, the West 
Point instructor who visited her at Sweet 
Briar toward the end of the year. I believe 
she is getting married in July. 

As for actual marriages, these will have 
taken place by the time you get this. 
Frenchie (Mary Jane French) will be Mrs. 
OuinQ' Stanford Halliday. Jr., as of May 
the 17th. Randie (Jean Randolph) will 
have become a Mrs. by June. Audrey 
Breitinger will be Mrs. Harry Lauer as of 
May the 31st. Harry is the boy she dated 
all freshman year. Nothing like renewing 
old acquaintances ! 

Flash — Seymour Lttiighon Rennolds is 
the proud mama of a son ! 


Alumnae News 

Sweet Briar Alumnae Clubs and Their Presidents 


Boston. Massachusetts 

Mrs. Ganson P. Taggart (Paulette Long, '44g), 
18 Lloyd Street, Winchester. 

Northern New Jersey 

Mrs. Charles ReyJel (Louise Lembeck, '4lg) 
150 Parkside Drive, Plainfield. 

New York City 

Mrs. Sara McHenry Grouse (Sara McHenry, '28), 
1035 Fifth Avenue. 

Westchester County 

Mrs. Harrison Doty (Marquart Powell, '36g), 
39 Overlook Circle, New Rochelle. 

Rochester, New York 

Mrs. Ralph Peters (Phoebe Rowe, '31g), 
249 Hollywood Avenue. 


Amherst, Virginia 

Mrs. Mahlon S. Bryant (Mildred Faulconer, '44g), 
R. F. D. No. 2. 

Lynchburg, Virginia 

Mrs. Robert 'W'atts (Nida Tomlin, ■40g) 
2837 Sheringham Place. 

Norfolk. Virginia 

Mrs. John Rixey (Patricia Traugott, '40g) 
902 Graydon Avenue. 

Richmond. Virginia 

Mrs. Thomas W. Murrell (lane Goolrick, '40g), 
5705 York Road. 

Roanoke, Virginia 

Mrs. Walter S. Foster (Natalie Roberts, '31g), 
2417 Salem Turnpike, S. W. 

Washington, D. C. — Alexandria-Arlington, Va, 
Mrs. Frank Spurr (Jane Lesh, '45), 

4313 Kentbury Drive, Bethesda, Maryland. 

Wilmington. Delaware 

Mrs. Hanson Hodge (Emily Jones, '27g), 
Shipley Road, Wyckwood, R.F.D. 2. 

Baltimore, Maryland 

Mrs. William T. Baker (Margaret Leonard, '42), 
1627 Ralworth Road. 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

Mrs. Clarence C. Briscoe (Betty Suttle, '34g), 
123 Princeton Boad, Bala-Cynwyd. 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

Mrs. Ernest C. Reif, (Bernice Thompson, '35g), 
3259 Orleans Street, zone 14. 


Charlotte, North Carolina 

Mrs. John Schuber, (Pat Hassler, '47), 
2709 Haverford Place. 

Winston-Salem, North Carolina 

Mrs. Clifton Pleasants (Ruth Myers, '34g), 
366 Arbor Road. 


Birmingham. Alabama 

Mrs. James C. Lee, Jr. (Elizabeth Bramham, '48), 
28 Cherokee Road. 

Montgomery. Alabama 

Mrs. Charles C. Hubbard (Henrietta Hill, '50g), 
1 12 Ridge Avenue. 

J.\cksonville, Florida 

Mrs. David E. Robeson (Jane Mitchell, '35g), 
1820 Woodmere Road. 
Tampa, Florida 

Mrs. Marvin Essrig (Cecile Waterman, '44g), 
1017 Frankland Road. 
Atlanta. Georgia 

Mrs. Arthur J. Merrill (Sarah Harrison, '32g), 
3601 Nancys Creek Road. 

Augusta, Georgia 

Mrs. Eugene Long (Jane Bush, '40g), 
1061 Katherine Street. 


Lexington. Kentucky 

Mrs. John B. Winn ("Anne Brent, ■29g), 
438 Fayette Park. 

Louisville, Kentucky 

Mrs. Ionian Johnson (Elizabeth Cox, '27g), 
4001 Ormond Road. 

Cincinnati. Ohio 

Mrs. Joseph W. Scherr, Jr. (Mildred Bushey, ■29g), 
721 Lindell Avenue. 

Columbus, Ohio 

Mrs. James R. Gay (Lillian Cabell, '36g), (Tem- 
porary), 2693 Bryden Road, Bexley. 

Charleston, West Virginia 

Mrs. David G. Huffman (Jane Mcjunkin. '45g), 
1014 Valley Road. 


Chicago, Illinois 

Mary Jane Eriksen, '51g, 

433 Broadview, Highland Park. 

Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota 

Mrs. Joseph Watson (Margaret Diack, '30), 
106 W. Magnolia Avenue, St. Paul. 

Cleveland, Ohio 

Mrs. John W. Schlendorf (Alice McCloskey, ■35g), 
2690 Southington Road, Shaker Heights, 20. 

Toledo, Ohio 

Alice Hepburn, '44g. 39 Canterbury Court. 
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 

Mrs. Hugh B. Pillsbury (Virginia Noyes, '44g), 
5967 N. Berkeley Blvd. 


St. Louis. Missouri 

Mrs. Kenneth Bell (Elizabeth Stribling, '31g) 
313 McDonald, Webster Groves 19. 

Chattanooga, Tennessee 

Mrs. Charles B. Shelton, Jr. (Elizabeth Colley, '41), 
Robin Hood Trail, Lookout Mountain. 

Memphis, Tennessee 

Mrs. C. O. Beeson, Jr. (Betty Hoehn, '47g), 
2263 South Parkway East. 


Los Angeles. California 

Mrs. Harry L. Nelson (Elizabeth McQueen, '25g), 
1357 West Haven, San Marino 9. 

San Francisco. California 

Mrs. Walter C. Fell (Hellen Mowry, ■24g), 
2947 Laguna St. 

Denver. Colorado 

Mrs. John Llewellyn Sneed (Eunice Foss, '4lg), 
357 Lafayette. 



Margaret Potts Williams 

Eugenia Grijfin Burnett 

Mary Bissell Ridler 
Dorothy Gran/mer Croyder 
Bertha Poster Wailes 

Florence Woelfel 

Julia Beiiner Moss 
Margaretta Ciirper MacLeod 
Ruth Fhke Steegar 
EliEabeth Huber Welch 
Emily Moon Spilman 
Beulah Norris 

Margaret B/irivell Graves 
Jane Lee Best 
Helen McMahon 
Louisa Neu'kirk Steeble 
Lydia Piircell Wilmer 
Lorna Weber Dowling 

Kathryn Kluniph McGuire 

Edna Lee Gilchrist 

Ruth Aniispdiigh Daniels 
Jeanette Boone 
Madeline Brow/? Wood 
Daphne Bunting Blair 
Dorothy Conaghan Bennet 
Margaret Cramer Crane 
Esther Dickinson Robbins 
Jo Snou'den Durham 
Bebe Gilchrist Barnes 
Claire Manner Arnold 
Hilda Harpster 
Sarah Jamison 
Emily Jones Hodge 
Margaret Leig/j Hobbs 
Elisabeth Mathews Wallace 
Theodora Mayhank Williams 
Eh'a Oiiisenberry Marks 
Julia Reynolds Dreisbach 
Jane Riddle Thornton 
Mary Turner Baker 
Constance Van Ness 
Nar Warren Taylor 

Elizabeth Prescott Balch 

Amelia Mollis Scott 
Gertrude Prior 

Norvell Royer Orgain 

Charlotte Kent Pinckney 
Martha von Briesen 

Margaret Bennett Cullum 
Jessie Fisher Gordon 
Sarah Marrison Merrill 
Mildred Modges Ferry 
Anne MacRae 
Susan Marshall Timberlake 
Mary Moore Pancake 
Helen Nightingale Gleason 
Ruth Remon Wenzel 
Frances Sencindiver Stewart 

Martha Lou Lemmon Stohlman 
Ruth Myers Pleasants 
Julia Sadler de Coligny 

Lillian Cabell Gay 
Lucille Cox 
Mary Messon Pettyjohn 
Alma Martin Rotnem 
Katherine Niles Parker 

Margaret Cornivell Schmidt 
Barbara Kirch Booth 
Anna Redjern Ferguson 
Ellen Snodgrass Park 
Helen Will/an/son Dumont 
Frances Kemp Pettyjohn 

Virginia Mitchell 
Helen Nicholson Tate 
Molly Talcott Dodson 

Mary Alice Bennett Dorrance 
Grace Bugg Muller-Thym 
Eugenia Burnett Affel 
Catherine O. Coleman 
Virginia Duggins 
Harriet Gordon Lowman 
Diana Green Helfrich 
Betty Manger Jones 
Ann Mauslein Potterfield 
Tookie Kniskern White 
Penelope Lewis 
Virginia Moomatv Hall 
Ann Morrison Reams 
Margaret Preston Newton 
Mary Stone Rutherfoord 
Sally IV'alke Rogers 
Daphne W'ithington Adams 

Betty Braxton Preston 
Lucy Kikcr Jones 
Harriet Swenson Munschauer 

Mildred Faulconer Bryant 
Betty Farinholt Cockrill 
Antoinette Mart Moore 
Virginia Noyes Pillsbury 
Murrell Rickards Bowden 

Ellen Gilliam Perry 
Ruth Longmire Wagner 

Mary Charity Wood Vinton 

Elizabeth Abbot Averett 

Ernestine Banker 

Nina Barba Parker 

Cynthia Bemiss Stuart 

Carol Blanton McCord 

Eleanor Bosworth 

Anne Brinson Nelson 

Sara Bryan Glascock 

Judith Burnett Halsey 

Nancy Cojer Stacy 

Ann Colston Hawley 

Eleanor Crumrine Stewart 

Frances Gardner Curtis 

Nathalie Mall Chisholm 

Nan Mart Stone 

Gene Hooper 

Mary Ann Kennedy Moore 

Sara Ann McMullen Lindsey 

Betsey Mullen 

Jean Old 

Margaret Redfern 

Alice Reese Edens 

Elizabeth Ripley 

Meredith Slane Finch 

Martha Smith Smith 

Maria Tucker 

Fanny Ulmer Conley 

Susan Van Clere Riehl 

Kay Weisiger 

Margaret Ellen White Van Buren 

Isabel Zulick Rhoads 

Jane Luke 
Maddin Luptoii McCallie 

Bertie Pew Baker 

Peggy Chisholm Boxley 
Eugenia Ellis Mason 
Terry Faulkner 
Ann Kilpatrick Webster 
Mary Pease Fleming 
Sue Taylor 
Joan Vail 
Angie Vaughan 

^jujjejei }3/UaA 






Members of the Executive Board 


Mrs. John B. O'Hara 

Mrs. William Stehble 

(Virginia Lazenby, Academy) 
6920 Turtle' Creek Boulevard, Dallas, Texas 

(Louisa Newkirk, '23g) 

Mrs. Earl Ridler 

212 W. Highland Avenue, Chestnut Hill 

(Mary Bissell, '17g) 

Philadelphia 18, Pa. 

608 Lindsay Road, Wilmington, Del. 

Mrs. Howard L(iff 

F/rU Vice-President 

(Isabel Webb, 'iOg) 

18701 Winslow Road, Cleveland Ohio 

Mrs. Thom.'>lS G. Potterfield 

Mrs. Charles H. Wadhams 

(Ann Hauslein, '42g) 

(Marian Shafer, '21g) 

4611 Virginia Ave., S. E., Charleston, W. Va. 

36 French Road, Rochester 18, N. Y. 

Mrs. Robert Dowling 

Second Vice-President 

(Lorna Weber, '23g) 

13807 Drexmore Road, Cleveland. Ohio 

Mrs. William Boxley 

(Margaret Chisholm, '51g) 

Mrs. Brown Patterson 
(Eleanor Miller, ■2 5g) 

110") East Main Street, Richmond, Va. 

309 N. Ridgeway Drive, Greensboro, N. C. 

Mrs. William B. Crane 

Executive Secretary and Treasurer 

(Margaret Cramer, '27g) 

Mrs. W. Clark Schmidt 

50 Verplank Avenue, Stamford, Conn. 

(Margaret Cornwell, '37g) 

Mrs. Joseph Scherr 

(Mildred Bushey, '29g) 

Sweet Briar, Va. 

721 Lindell A\enue, Cincinnati, Ohio 

Mrs. Frank T. Davis 

Alumna Member. Board of Directors 

(Sue Burnett, '32g) 

Mrs. W. Lyons Brown 

1091 Stovall Boulevard, Atlanta, Ga. 

(Sara Shallenberger, '32g) 

Mrs. F. p. Parker 

Ashbourne, Harrods Creek, Ky. 

(Katherine Niles, '36g) 

46 Glen Road, Wellesley Hills, Mass. 

Alumnae Members. Board of Overseers 

Mrs. John A. Tate, Jr. 

(Dorothy Nicholson, '38g) 

Mrs. Russell Walcott 

2840 St. Andrews Lane. Charlotte, N. C. 

(Eugenia Buffington, '13g) 

Mrs. E. Griffith Dodson, Jr. 

Tryon, N. C. 

(Mary Talcott, '38g) 

1127 Second Avenue, S.W., Roanoke, Va. 

Mrs. E. Webster Harrison 

(Mary Huntington, '31g) 
Drake Road, Box 54M, Cincinnati 27, Ohio 

Mrs. Albert Goodhue 

(Elizabeth Durham, '39g) 

Corn Point Road, Marblehead, Mass. 

Mrs. Ralph A. Rotnem 

Mrs. James A. Glascock 

(Alma Martin, '36g) 

(Adelaide Boze, '40g) 

130 Stockton Street, Princeton, N. J. 

4266 South 35th Street, Arlington, Va. 

Mrs. Kenneth Dickey 

Chairman of the Alumnae Fund 

(Margaret Wilson, '4lg) 
1902 Ash Street, Texarkana, Ark. 

Mrs. William F. Stohlman 

Mrs. Herman Affel 

(Martha Lou Lemmon, '34g) 

(Eugenia Burnett, '42g) 

11 EdgehiU Street, Princeton, N. J. 

712 Hendren Street, Roxborough, Piiiladelphia, Pa. 

owed ufiictfi 

October, 1952 


Margaret Connvell Schmidt, '37g, Editor 

Elizabeth Abbot Averett, '47g, Assistant Editor 

Briar Paten 


Thursday, September 11, was a very 
exciting day at Sweet Briar. Three 
faculty babies were born within the 
short space of two hours — a daughter 
to the Milan Hapalas, and a son each 
to the Frank McGars and the Ben 
Reids. Lyn Freeman, daughter of the 
Sidney Freemans arrived August 1. 
The Arthur Bates' daughter, Vicky, 
now ten months old is feeling very 
superior. The Sweet Briar community 
is growing fast. 

The Sweet Briar Alumnae News 
is proud of the recognition received at 
the annual meeting of the American 
Alumni Council held in July at Sun 
Valley, Idaho. It was awarded honor- 
able mention for Appearance in the 
class for colleges with 5,000 to 9,999 
alumni. No first or second awards 
were made in this category. 

The Junior Year in France group 
sailed September 4 from New York. 
Eighty-five men and women from 
thirty-five American colleges and uni- 
versities are in the 1952-53 group 
now in its fifth year under the admin- 
istration of Sweet Briar College. Mrs. 
Pannell entertained the students at tea 
at the Biltmore, and then saw them 
off on the MaHretania. 

Volume XXII 

Number 1 

Issued six times yearly October, Novem- 
ber, February, March, May. June, by the 
Alumnae Association of Sweet Briar Col- 
lege. Entered as second class matter Nov- 
ember 23. 1931, at the Postotfice at Sweet 
Briar, Virginia. 


Briar Patches 1 

g. o. p. a la louisianne 2 

A Friend Indeed 4 

From the President of Student Government 5 

Tulip Triumph 6 

Richmond's Valentine Scholar 7 

A Little Learning 8 

Alumnae Council 10 

The Alumnae Fund 11 

We Point with Pride to Our Fund Agents 12 

Why I Give $100 13 

From the Fund Chairman's Mail 13 

Report of 19th Annual Alumnae Fund 14 

New Faculty — New Courses 20 

Class Notes 21 

Note from Billie Herron 35 

Alumnae Clubs and Their Presidents Inside Back Cover 


T n e C o V 


The hunt is e.xciting for spectators 
as well as participants. Betsy Wilder, 
Weston, Mass., and Billie Herron, 
New York City, two fine riders, enjoy 
Sweet Briar's beautiful fall weather 
and follow the hounds in search of 
the proverbial fox. 

OCTOBF.n 19S2 

By Bonnie Mathews Wisdom, '28g 

G. O. P. 

THE 1952 G. O. P. con\ention is over. Like all Repub- 
licans who want to see Dwight D. Eisenhower the 
next President of the United States, we believe that party 
unity is essential. The wide chasm so apparent at Chicago 
must be closed, and the bitterness forgotten, if we are to 
succeed in November. Therefore, when I go over some 
of the high spots of the past two years, if there appear to 
have been numerous alarms and excursions, I would like 
to make it quite clear that, as far as we are concerned, all 
the intra-party tumult and shouting died when the con- 
\ention adjourned after nominating Ike. 

Now for some background. 

My husband and I had dinner with friends in Washing- 
ton a few years ago. Two of the guests were from Maine. 
In the course of the conversation it developed that we 
were Republicans from Louisiana and our fellow dinner 
guests from "Down East" were Democrats. Though our 
political philosophies were not in accord, we had one 
strong belief in common. We agreed that both our states 
desperately needed active two-party systems. 

We are intensely interested in the Republican party for 
two vital reasons. We believe that Louisiana's recurring 
political ills will never be cured until we have two parties. 
Further, and of more immediate importance, we believe 

that our national political life is in jeopardy. The Repub- 
licans simply must win in 1952 if we are to be assured of 
the continuation of our nation's political way of life. 

Louisiana's Republican party has, for years, been typical 
of the "vest pocket" or "post office" type of party fostered 
after the Civil War by Mark Hanna, who became the 
C-. O. P. kingmaker because every four years he controlled 
the Southern delegations to Presidential conventions. 
Hanna has long since been gathered to his fathers, but 
his type of tight, one-man-controlled Republican party has 
been maintained throughout the South, chiefly as a patron- 
age agency. Expansion has been frowned upon. In the 
event of a Republican victory the federal jobs are ex- 
changed for convention votes. Therefore, the fewer around 
when the pie is cut, the larger slice each patronage seeker 

Why did we become active in what seemed a hopelessly 
up-hill fight to develop a bona fide party? I can only quote 
from Joe Alsop who attributed our activity to "an eccentric 
passion ' for a two-party system. 

There were small groups of Republicans who shared this 
"eccentric passion" and in 1948 we got together to try to 
put some life into the local Dewey-Warren campaign. 
Members of the Women's Republican Club and the 'Young 

The Wisdom Family: 
John, Jr., Kathleen, 
Penny, John, Bonnie 

Alumnae News 

a la Louisianne 

Republicans were moving forces. We worked as hard as 
we could and November 5 was a blue day for us. 

Bloody, but unbowed, we continued to keep a club room 
open. The women compiled a cook book to help) defray 
expenses. We actively solicited Republican registrations. 
Louisiana law requires registered party affiliation. Since 
there had been no Republican activity at the primary level, 
this virtually amounted to local disenfranchisement. 

The governing body of a political party at the State level 
is its State Central Committee. Up to 1952 in Louisiana 
hand-picked Republican committeemen from wards and 
parishes (counties) had simply qualified without opposi- 
tion. Our group knew that to get anywhere we had to 
force the Old Guard into holding a primary to elect com- 
mitteemen. At that time we dubbed ourselves New Repub- 
lican Leadership, began referring to ourselves as a "fac- 
tion" instead of a "group," and set about the business of 
holding the first official Republican primary in many, many 

Stumbling block number one was the tact that the Old 
Guard had never permitted the formation of County Com- 
mittees except in Orleans Parish, comprising the City of 
New Orleans. So our primary had to be limited to Orleans. 
We held it and won eleven out of the twelve contested 
committee seats. The old State Committee then simply 
declared the election, held on voting machines with certi- 
fied commissioners, null and void. It took three court 
decisions to force this die-hard group to beat us. Our 
Orleans primary victory, plus some scattered support in 
other parishes, gave us a bloc of approximately one-third 
of the Committee. 

Now, delegates to a National Convention are elected 
according to a "call" that comes from the National Com- 
mittee to the State Committee. In Louisiana the Commit- 
teeman from each ward and parish presides at ward and 
parish caucuses. These caucuses choose delegates to Con- 
gressional District Conventions (where District Delegates 
to the National Convention are elected) and to a State Con- 
vention where four Delegates-at-Large are voted on. You 
can see how essential it was that we have representation 
on the State Central Committee. We had already an- 
nounced our all-out backing of General Eisenhower. We 
intended to fight every step of the way to win as many pro- 
Ike Louisiana delegates as we possibly could. Further, we 
knew from our recent experiences that our pro-Taft oppo- 
sition would stop at nothing. Had we not had New Repub- 
lican Committeemen it is doubtful that we would have 
known when or where the ward and parish caucuses were 
even held. The "concealed notice" and the "hidden meet- 
ing" are old political tricks. As it was, we forced our 

opposition to advertise and hold the caucuses in wards and 
parishes where they were in control and New Republican 
Committeemen observed the strictest formality in follow- 
ing the "call" from the National Committee 

We won all over the place. In the few wards and par- 
ishes where we lost we immediately conceded defeat. Did 
our opponents do likewise.'' Not on your life! They fol- 
lowed a pattern set at the I6th ward caucus. When this, 
the first of the Orleans meetings, was called to order the 
Old Guard faction belie\ed they had a chance to elect their 
delegates legitimately. They went along with the Chair- 
man's request for a written ballot and lost by a vote of 46 
tn 20. They began a series of disturbances designed to 
break up the meeting, attempting to depose the Chairman 
and take over. An organized Old Guard goon gang (one 
armed with brass knuckles!) tried to stir up a brawl and 
the policeman on duty was forced to call a squad car. 
When all else failed, and the Ike delegates were elected, 
a group of 10 or 12 Taftites stayed on, held a rump meet- 
ing and "elected" their delegates. 

New Orleans' 13th ward has a very able co-leader, Kath- 
leen Eihelman Maginnis ('37g). Here, after losing the 
caucus 'i 5 to 16 the Taftites moved to a corner of the meet- 
ing hall and rumped. 

All these antics would be amusing enough were they not 
part of a carefully-planned scheme. Almost everywhere 
the New Leadership faction won, fake contests were 
deliberately contrived. Where we lost we conceded. Con- 
sequently, when the machine-controlled State Central 
Committee met, just prior to the State Convention in 
Alexandria, a temporary roll call, largely composed of 
Taft delegates, was announced, a five-man Credentials 
Committee, composed entirely of Old Guard stooges, was 
set up and we got the business. 

Harrison Bagwell, a New Republican leader, remarked 
of these so-called "contest" hearings before this phony 
Credentials Committee, "a decent kangaroo wouldn't be 
caught dead in a court like that." Needless to say, dele- 
gates chosen by the rump groups were seated, and Taft 
"won" four delegates-at-large from Louisiana. 

There were a few foresighted reporters and columnists 
who realized that something in the nature of a major 
political steal was shaping up in Louisiana and some 
national interest was aroused. 

The curtain on Act II of the Second Louisiana Purchase 
went up on Shreveport early in June. The National Com- 
mittee rules refer contested delegates elected at District 
conventions back co the local State Central Committees. 
There is nothing wrong with this regulation. It envisions 
(Contniited nn piige 20) 

October, 1952 


Dr. Dahney Lancaster 

Vice-Chairman Board of 


Few men know Sweet Briar better than Dr. Lancaster. 
Not only did three of his four daughters'-" graduate from 
the college, but he served as Executive Secretary to the 
Board of Overseers from 1937 to 1942. 

He is a native Virginian. He was born in Richmond, 
the seventeenth child in his family! His father, an invest- 
ment banker, was unable to find a summer place large 
enough to accommodate his unusual family. So he bought 
a whole resort — a hotel and cottages! Dr. Lancaster still 
owns a piece of that property m Bath County, Virginia, on 
which he has built a house and where he plans some day 
to retire. 

Dr. Lancaster attended Episcopal High School in Alex- 
andria, and holds an A.B. degree from the University of 
Virginia, an M.S. from V. P. L, and was a Research 
Scholar at the University of Missouri. His first jobs were 
teaching — at St. Christopher's in Richmond, and at V. P. L 

Before coming at Sweet Briar he was Dean of Men and 
Assistant to the President at the University of Alabama. 
In Tuscaloosa his oldest daughter and Mrs. Pannell became 
very close friends. 

At Sweet Briar he was instrumental in the establishment 
of the Carter Glass Chair of Government. The College 
built a home (now occupied by the Dean) for the Lan- 
casters. They endeared themselves to the community and 
were greatly missed when they left. The Board of Over- 
seers elected him to membership in 1942 and he was made 
a Director in 19-i3. 

The Governor of Virginia asked Dr. Lancaster to serve 
as Superintendent of Public Instruction for the State of 
Virginia. He served in this capacity until 1946 when he 
received his present appointment — President of Longwood 
College, formerly Farmville State Teachers' College. 

Longwood is in Farmville, a pretty Virginia town of 
4,000. Dr. and Mrs. Lancaster live in an old home sur- 
rounded by lovely trees and lawn. They are loved in 
F.irmville as they are at Sweet Briar, but they are looking 
forward to their retirement in Bath County where they can 
enjoy their magnificent view of the mountains and where 
Dr. Lancaster can hunt and fish to his heart's content. 

*Mary Tabb Lanca.ster (Mrs. Burke Johnston) 
Alice Dabney Lancaster (Mrs. Pierpont Buck), '44g 
Carrington Lancaster (Mrs. H. Merrill Pasco). '-40g 
Elizabeth Tayloe Lancaster (Mrs. William Washburn), '41g 
His wife is the former Mary Tabb Crump, sister of Henrietta 
Crump Harrison. '17g. 

Ahnnnae News 

From the President of 
Student Goverment 

Dear Alumnae, 

Here we are back at Sweet Briar to start on our grand 
and glorious Senior year. The summer has flown by, as 
all vacations do, but this one went especially fast for me. 
I was fortunate enough to have the thrilling opportunity 
to attend the International Student Seminar in Germany 
with a Cornell boy, as a participant from the United States 
National Student Association. We were there with 56 
other students from 17 Western European countries and 
Canada. Our topic was "The Rights and Duties of the 
Student on Local, National, and International Levels." 
You can imagine on what a wide range of student life our 
discussions touched, however, "international informal con- 
tacts" were as miportant a part of the Seminar as were the 
formal meetings. We were on a wonderful East Frisian 
island in the North Sea, a grand locale for any sort of 
"informal contact." Afternoons 'til tea time, were spent 
on the lovely beach and the dances in the evenings kept 
the girls quite busy, as there were only 12 in comparison 
to 46 boys. After such a marvelous experience, you cer- 
tainly come back with a renewed appreciation ot familiar 

Appreciation and activity are the keywords here at the 
"Briar Patch" now. Moving into Gray has all the usual 
excitement for the seniors, but to add to it we have a com- 
pletely redecorated dorm ! — everything from towel racks in 
each room to reiinished furniture. We are enjoying the 
luxury of it and are so proud of it, you would think we 
had applied every drop of paint ourselves. 

Then, of course, the hustle and bustle of Orientation is 
making an even louder clamor this year with 196 new 
students. There are so many that a few of the transfer 
students have overflowed into Boxwood Inn. 

But, no matter how many things we have to do, how 
many places we have to go, or how many people we have 
to meet, everybody on campus always heads for one place 
— the post office. And now we have rows of brand new 
boxes glittering at us from their new combination locks. 

"Exec." and "Judic." came back early for their house- 
parties to get Student Government off to a roaring start. 
We have had the usual meetings, the President's Reception 
for new students, registration for classes, and we are all 
set to make '52-'53 a grand year. 

We certainly hope that whenever you are back at S.B.C. 
you'll not only see the redecorations, but also drop in on 
us — wed love to see you. 


Dale Hutter 

Dale Hutter of Lynchburg, 
President of Student Government 


Total enrollment 452 

(dormitories full, 4 at the Inn I) 

New students 195 

Transfer students 17 

(including 4 foreign students) 

Freshmen 178 

High schools represented 122 

public 69 

independent 53 

States represented 27 

(southern states .... 56',' ) 

October, 1952 

By Achaide Boze Gascock, '40g 



A Report of 

the Washington Club^s 

exciting project 

OVER 90,000 Dutch bulbs totalling over $9,000.00 
were sold by Sweet Briar alumnae clubs in eleven 
states and the District of Columbia in the first national 
Bulbs for Sweet Briar SihoLirslvp Fund project just 
brought to a highly successful conclusion. Each club 
receives its individual share of the profits. 

Outside of Washington, D. C, which rang up the most 
sales, our blue ribbon goes to Rochester, N. Y., which led 
with the largest total of orders. Wilmington, Del., won 
second place with Birmingham, Norfolk and Richmond 
neck and neck for third place. Other clubs participating 
in the project were Amherst, Atlanta, Charlotte, Char- 
lottesville, Chattanooga, Chicago, Milwaukee, Philadelphia, 
Roanoke and Toledo. 

Another blue ribbon goes to Vivienne Barkalow Horn- 
beck, '18g, who initiated the idea of selling bulbs from 
Holland for the benefit of scholarships for Sweet Briar, 
and who contributed overwhelmingly to the total sales 
record of the Washington Club. The group in Washing- 
ton was so enthusiastic over her idea that we thought it 
too good to keep for ourselves; and it was thus that we 
embarked upon the big experiment of attempting a nation- 
wide project to be underwritten and supervised by the 
Washington Club. We point with pardonable pride to 
the fact that the American Alumni Council advises us 
that "to the best of its knowledge we are the first alumnae 
club to organize a project on a nation-wide basis." In 
looking over our orders we are gratified to note that bulbs 
from Holland sold by Sweet Briar clubs will grace gardens 
all over the United States next spring. We feel that the 
spirit of the campaign is summed up in this message from 
an enthusiastic purchaser: "I am very glad to have this 
opportunity to help the Sweet Briar Scholarship Fund and 
to beautify my garden at the same time." 

Unfortunately not all of the organized Sweet Briar clubs 
were able to participate in the project this year, but the 
response from those which did has been tremendous, and 
all who participated are eager to follow-up this year's 
campaign next year with improved techniques and a larger 
co\-erage of the potential purchasing field. Not only has 
this project revitalized clubs and in some cases brought new 
ones into existence, but it has also contributed substantially 
to the establishing of local scholarships. We sincerely feel 
that alumnae will appreciate this ready-made project 
offered to them with no capital required and with the 
golden opportunity for their clubs to realize a handsome 
profit for a worthy cause. 

Needless to say, the project has entailed a tremendous 
(Conlm/wc! on next pdge) 

Alumnae News 

Valentine Scholar 

Mimi Thornton, is the first Sweet Briar 
student to hold a Club Scholarship 

The Richmond Club is the first to be able to see its efforts toward a local scholarship realized. 
Mimi Thornton, daughter of Jane Riddle Thornton, '27g, is a member of the Freshman Class. She 
graduated from Collegiate School for Girls in Richmond where she was an outstanding student and 

The Richmond Club, in addition to offering this annual local scholarship, is working toward its 
endowment. Last year the alumnae had several projects, including a piano concert by Miss Iren Marik, 
a children's movie, a benefit performance of the Mikado, bus tours during Garden Week, and the sale 
of tulip bulbs. 

The scholarship is in memory of Elizabeth Maury Valentine, '45g, of Richmond, who died last year. 
The alumnae are now at work on this year's projects and are hoping that their scholarship will soon be 
fully endowed. 

amount of work for the committee in charge, but it has 
not been without its lighter moments. The committee owes 
a debt of gratitude to all husbands who have been most 
patient and helpful throughout our long telephone con- 
versations, voluminous correspondence and mailing, fre- 
quent meetings and numerous headaches from many hours 
of struggling with unending columns of figures. But for 
husbands and baby sitters, we would still be involved. 
More of the work than had been anticipated fell unex- 
pectedly on the shoulders of the Honorary National Chair- 
man, Mrs. Hornbeck, and other members of the national 
committee, Annette Hailey Chappell, '36, Frances Ditiilop 
Heiskell, '26, and our incomparable treasurer, Jane Lesh 
Spurr, "45, when I was unavoidably detained in Richmond 
for three months in the spring because of illness in the 
family. It was they who set up the detailed system of book- 
keeping we used, held final conferences with our Holland 

agent and answered numerous last-minute questions from 
clubs. Had it not been for them I'm afraid the project 
would have limped along pathetically. Instead it has ended 
on the happiest note possible — more money available to 
enable deserving students to attend Sweet Briar. 

Our agent in Holland said in a recent letter that he is 
greatly pleased with our experiment, and he hopes that 
"this first year may be the start of a long, friendly business 
relationship with Sweet Briar alumnae clubs." We thank 
him most heartily for his understanding and his great 
assistance to novices such as us in the field of big business 
— and this is Big Business! 

Next year's National Chairman has already been ap- 
pointed. She is Annette Chappell, out-going President of 
the Washington Alumnae Club, and you will be hearing 
from her shortly. We were delighted with this year's 
results, but we are greedy for even bigger profits in 1953! 

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Students and teacher — LoRNA Weber DowxiNi,. '23g, 
ViRciNiA Hdich Chase. S, Isabel \\"ebh Luff. '20g, Mrs. Arthur Shepherd 


By Elizabeth Williams Gilmore, '3 5g 

The Cleveland Club Finds its 
^Short Courses" Stimulating and Fun 

LAST October the Cleveland Sweet Briar Club added 
, a new activity to it.s usual routine of student teas 
and benefits. Not for money, not for glory, (although 
a little of each came our way) but for fun, and for a bit 
of serious study after tco many years of market lists, nur- 
sery tales, whodunits, and penny-dreadfuls. 

The Adult Education Division of Cleveland College, a 
part of Western Reserve University, is directed by a charm- 
ing and brilliant woman, Mrs. Arthur Shepherd. As part 
of her work she sponsors a series of "short courses," and 
in some instances conducts them herself. These courses 
cover a variety of subjects, from "Crafts tor Mothers and 
Children" to "World Politics." The Cleveland Sweet Briar 
Club was approached to try out a new course, an experi- 
mental idea of Mrs. Shepherd's, "Novels for Understand- 

ing." This we did, 28 Sweet Briar alumnae and their 
friends registering for the first group. 

The "short course" covered a period of eight meetings, 
held usually once a week. Our group met in private homes 
on Wednesday mornings at 9:30, with the children safely 
in school, and the beds not yet made. The hostess of the 
day had coffee hot and ready, and we talked of things we 
had not usually discussed at 9:30 of any recent morning. 
At least some of us had not since a bell rang in Gray to 
summon us to a classroom. At 11:15 we would hurry 
home — and the hour always came too soon. 

At the first meeting we were awkward — 28 women who 
were, for the most part, strangers to each other. Some had 
small children, several were grandmothers. We were not 
certain as to the \alue of our opinions, or who would listen 

Alumnae News 

to them. But Mrs. Shepherd cured all that, making it quite 
clear that she was conducting a discussion group, not giv- 
mg a lecture. At this point a few members disappeared, 
but the average at each meeting was well over 20, a \ery 
comfortable number for living room conversation. 

As the novel course progressed we became almost elo- 
quent on our views about anything. We read a number 
of novels, both old and new, works of such authors as 
Willa Gather, Mary Webb, Charles Morgan and Rumer 
Godden. They were all novels dealing with human prob- 
lems and character analysis, and we not only read them, 
we talked about them. We came to know each other very 
well. Often we would anticipate exactly what Mrs. So- 
and-So would think about such-and-such. We did not 
always agree even with Mrs. Shepherd — a situation we are 
sure she encouraged and enjoyed. When the eight weeks 
passed no one wanted to stop. Perhaps we admired the 
sound of our own voices; perhaps the habit of reading had 
returned to some of us; but it was probably because Mrs. 
Shepherd's stimulatmg mind and compelling presentation 
had revived in us the powers of thought and analysis that 
sometimes grow dim without a definite project or study. 

So, after Christmas, we began another course, a favorite 
one of Mrs. Shepherd's, "American History." For a text 
we used the 35-cent edition of "The Pocket History of the 
United States" by Allan Nevins and Henry Steele Com- 
mager. There was a supplementary reading list, and there 
were special reports on subjects we did not have time to 
cover adequately, such as: the Mormons, the Indian Prob- 
lem, and the beginnings of the Public School System of 
Education. We needed nine sessions for this course, as the 
eight meetings found us up to, but not including, the New 

Even this extra dividend did not satisfy us. We had 
learned a lot, but we had just skimmed the surface of such 
a fascinating subject. Before breaking up for the summer 
the same group organized another "short course" for this 
fall, this time one of our own planning, on "American 
History Through Biography. " Believing we could probe 
more deeply into some periods of our history through the 
gieat personalities of those eras, a committee of six (two 
Sweet Briar alumnae, three friends, and Mrs. Shepherd) 
compiled a reading list of forty biographies. Some are 
required reading, others suggested, and this list has been 
in the hands of the members since the end of June. The 
list includes biographies ol Jefferson, Hamilton, Dolly 
Madison, John Adams, Jackson, Houston, Lee, Calhoun, 
Booker T. Washington, Susan B. Anthony, Henry Ward 
Beecher, "The Big Four, " Alice Freeman Palmer, Walter 
P. Chrysler, Samuel Gompers, and Henry L. Stimson. 
Those of us who have dipped into its variety realize how 
inadequate it is, but it is a beginning, and anyone who 
wishes may take it on from here. 

At the beginning, I mentioned "a little bit ot glory. " 
Beyond providing us with pleasure, we believe our short 
courses have done a great deal toward keeping Sweet 
Briar's name before the public in a highly creditable way. 
We have had welcome publicity from the newspapers, and 
acclaim from our friends, many of whom have asked their 
friends to join. We feel we have stimulated interest and 
curiosity in our club and in our college. We are indebted 
to Cleveland College and particularly Mrs. Shepherd for a 
friendly interest in us. We have profited greatly; we have 
ideas for future short courses (on Asia, for example); and 
we have certainly found \ocal expression. Don't argue 
with us — we will try to shout you down on both sides of 
the question ! 

Waiting for class — back row, left to right. Maud 
Tucker Drane, '38g, Alice McCloikey Schlen- 
DORF, '35g, Helen Nightingale Gleason, '32g, 
jront rou\ left to right. Betsy Williams Gilmore, 
'30g, Kathryn Khimph McGuire, '24g. 

October, 1952 

The New Enlarged 

Alumnae Council 

Will Meet October 20-21 

October 20 and 21 will mark an important milestone 
in the history of the Sweet Briar Alumnae Association, for 
ar this time the first meetings of the enlarged Alumnae 
Council will be held. The council 
now includes club presidents, class 
fund agents, alumnae representa- 
tives and former alumnae mem- 
bers of the Board of Overseers, 
as well as the Executive Board 
(former Alumnae Council). 

The meetings will provide these 
alumnae, all of whom are working 
for Sweet Briar, a comprehensive 
picture of the work and problems 
of the college and the Alumnae 
Association. When they return to 
their respective jobs they will be 
better able to represent the college 
and will do so with a renewed 

A tentative program is printed 
below. General meetings of all the 
delegates will be held, as well as 
smaller groups. Martha Lou Leiu- 
mnn Stohlman, Fund Chairman, 
will meet with the class agents; 
Ann Hdusle'm Potterheld, Director 
of Clubs, with the club presidents; 
and the alumnae representatives 
will meet with Mrs. Lill. Methods 
and problems will be discussed and 
it is hoped that ideas for improve- 
ment m all fields will result. 

To bring the alumnae up-to-date 
on the college, student leaders will 
participate in a panel discTission 
and will describe the Student Gov- 
ernment organization, the Honor 
system and the social life of Sweet 
Briar today. 

Mrs. Pannell will be the dinner 
speaker. Monday evening. Mr. 
lohn B. Rust, Assistant Professor 
in Spanish, and new to the Sweet 
Briar faculty this year, will address 
the group at luncheon on Monday. 

Tentative Schedule 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19. 19'i: 
Afternoon Open House, Garden Cottage 

for arriving delegates. 
Assignment of rooms, pro- 
grams, etc. 
8;00 p.m. Executive Board Meeting. 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 19'>2 

9:00 a,ni. Opening session — all dele- 

Presiding: Louisa Neickirk 
Steeble, '23g, President 
11:00 a. ill. Discussion Groups 

Fund agents with Martha 

Lou Stohlman 

Club Presidents with Ann 


Alumnae Representati\es 

with Mrs. Lill 

1:30 p.m. Luncheon — speaker. Mr. John 
Rust, Associate Professor of 

2:30 p.m. Panel — Sweet Bihi its j Sttt- 
deiil Sees It 

Student leaders will de- 
scribe phases of student life 
and answer questions. 

-1:00 p.m. Delegates free to meet stu- 
dents from own communities 

4:30 p.m. Tea — Sweet Briar House 

7:00 p.m. Dinner — speaker, Mrs. Pannell 
Songs by members of Glee 

8:00 p.m. Reception in honor of faculty 

Mr. Robert Sailstad, Director of Development, will tell 
of the organization and plans of his office at luncheon on 
Tuesday. Mr. Marchant Wornom, newly appointed Assist- 
ant to the President, will be intro- 
duced to the alumnae. 

There will be opportunities for 
the council members to meet stu- 
dents from their communities, and 
to renew old friendships with the 
faculty as well as meeting those 
teachers who have come to Sweet 
Briar since their "day." 

Members of the glee club will 
entertain the alumnae at dinner 
Monday evening and Mrs. Pannell 
has invited the group to be her 
guests at tea that afternoon. The 
two-day session will be brought to 
a close with a buffet supper at the 
boathouse, Tuesday. 

It is hoped that as many Council 
members as possible will attend 
these meetings. It is an opportunity 
to see the line job Sweet Briar is 
doing as well as an opportunity to 
let Sweet Briar express her appre- 
ciation to those who are working 
in her behalf. 

The Amherst and Lynchburg 
alumnae clubs have offered to help 
with housing and transportation 
for the Council. 


9:00 a.m. 

1:30 p.m. 

2:30 p.m. 

4:00 p.m. 
6:n p.m. 

Executive Board Meeting 
Other councillors may at- 
tend classes or visit Alum- 
nae Office or continue pre- 
vious sessions of groups 

Luncheon — speaker. Mr. Sail- 
stad. Director of Develop- 

General meeting — all dele- 
Reports from sessions 

Campus tour 

Picnic at Boathouse 

Other meetings scheduled: 

The Development Committee 
which includes Board members, 
faculty, parents, alumnae and stu- 
dents will hold its fall meetings on 
Thursday and Friday, October 16 
and 17. The Board of Overseers 
meetings are to be Friday and 
Saturday, October 17 and 18. On 
Sunday, October 19, the Joint 
Council will convene. This group 
is composed of three students, three 
alumnae, three Board members and 
three faculty members. 


Alumnae News 

THE Alumnae Council voted at its June meeting to 
designate the 19^2-53 Fund for scholarships. Last 
year's Fund is providing approximately 42''/ of the amount 
allotted by the college to scholarships, this not including 
scholarships given by individuals and clubs. Forty-eight 
girls are attending Sweet Briar on full or partial scholar- 
ships this year. It is gratifying to know that the alumnae 
have so large a part in making this possible. 

A big tribute is due the Class of 1927 for their won- 
derful gift to the Fund in honor of their twenty-fifth re- 
union. Fifty-eight members of the class gave $904.00, as 
compared to forty-one donors and $430.00 last year. This 
is a 42'^ increase in number of contributors and a llO'r 
increase in amount! A great deal of the credit goes to 
Daphne Bunting Blair, fund agent, Margaret Crdiiier 
Crane, class secretary, and Elisabeth Altttheus Wallace, 
reunion chairman. They worked on reunion plans and 
their fund gift tor an entire year and their efforts were 
well rewarded. 


From the AAC Neics: 

, I f some individual were to endow North American 
higher education with a capital sum of $750,000,000.00, 
he would be hailed as the greatest philanthropist of all 

It is more difficult to en\ision a half-million alumni in 
such a role. Yet such a group played that role in 1951, 
with their gifts to the Alumni Funds of the 2 52 institu- 
tions reporting for the 1951 Fund Survey of the American 
Alumni Council, published last spring. 

Those 526,000 men and women gave $12,000,000.00 
in itnniidl gifts. Additional contributions reported through 
funds swelled the total to over $19,000,000.00. 

In studying the Survey the following are the leaders 
among women's colleges: 

Percentage of Alumnae Contrih/iting 

Vassar 62.5'; 

Mount Holyoke 56.0 

New Jersey College for Women 50.0 

Wellesley 48.5 

Wells 47.0 

( Sweet Briar is far down the list, 
but by no means last, with 30' v ) 

Average Gift 
Vassar $43.00 

Mills 34.67 

Bennington 25.93 

Sarah Lawrence 25.00 

Bryn Mawr 20.50 

(Sweet Briar's average gift was $10.92) 
It is not fair to compare Sweet Briar with other colleges 
in amount ot fund or number of contributors, as its alum- 
nae body is among the smallest. It is interesting to note, 
however, that women's colleges placed among the top ten 
in all categories except average gift. This would indicate 
that women are as loyal, but not as generous, as men. 






Sweet Briar College as well as the entire Alumnae Asso- 
ciation, is grateful to Bculah Norris, 22g, who served as 
National Fund Chairman for the past three years. She did 
a magnificent job, and gave unselfishly of her self, her time 
and her energy. The Fund increased steadily under her 
leadership, reaching new heights each year. She will be 
greatly missed this year, not only by the Council, of which 
she was a valuable member, but by her many friends at 
Sweet Briar who looked forward with pleasure to her 
campus visits. 

Martha Lou Le77unon Stohlman, '34g, is the new chair- 
man of the Alumnae Fund. Having done an outstanding 
job as class agent she assumes her new position with prac- 
tical experience. She was elected to the Alumnae Council 
in 1950 and has served as chairman ot Region I, as well 
as one of the Council's representatives on the Joint Council. 
Martha Lou is a charter member of Sweet Briar's chapter 
of Phi Beta Kappa. The honor was well deserved, as she 
holds both an M.A. and a Ph.D. degree in Psychology 
from Cornell University. She is a member of several hon- 
orary societies and is the author of a number of articles 
and book reviews. She taught at Colorado College tor 
several years, resigning to take an o\erseas assignment with 
the State Department. In Rome where she was stationed 
she met W. Frederick Stohlman who was also in govern- 
ment work there. They were married shortly afterwards. 

The Stohlmans now live in Princeton, New Jersey, 
where Fred is professor in the Department of Art History 
and Archaeology at Princeton University. They have two 
daughters, Julie, 5, and Suzanne, 2''2. 

Martha Lou worked hard all summer during her vaca- 
tion with her family in Springfield, Missouri, lining up 
fund agents and planning her schedule for the year. The 
Alumnae Fund is in good hands. 

October, 1952 





FraNCI-.s Wmiell RlCKARDS, 

Fund Agent for 1910 

Highest percentage of 


WHAT would a man do if he had to run his office 
with a three-year-old running a scooter around 
his desk, a cake waiting to be iced in the kitchen, the meter- 
man ringing the doorbell, the phone ringing and no secre- 
tary to say that he was busy? If he had to run his office 
entirely with volunteers, any one of whom might quit at 
a moment's notice for sonie home emergency, how does 
the Alumnae Association function at all with most of its 
workers recruited anew every two years and handicapped 
with every imaginable interruption and responsibility? 

It's a miracle that has grown out of the loyalty of hun- 
dreds of women who are willing to commit themselves, 
their time and their energy to various tasks. 

Nine days after the arrival of her fourth child an alumna 
agreed to become one of the class agents for the Alumnae 
Fund this year. Another class agent is a full-time scientist 
who is composing her letter to her class on an expedition 
150 miles from a post office. Some teach. A few are in 
business. Many more are subject to the manifold distrac- 
tions of a busy household. Yet more than 5,000 alumnae 
will be contacted this fall by 44 faithful class agents who 
aie interested in seeing the Fund grow. They believe in 
the worth of Sweet Briar's influence on the lite of our 
times. Every one of them is giving up something in this 

Can the rest of us do less than to respond promptly to 
the letters we will get from these good ladies? Every 
answer we send them means one less letter for them to 
write later. If they ask for information, every question we 
answer will help all the workers for the Fund. No Agent 
wants to pester her classmates, but in accepting her job 
she has committed herself to eliciting a response from 
everyone to whom she can write. Whether we send a con- 
tribution at once, or say that it can't be sent until later, 
or perhaps have to say that we cannot send it at all this 
year, we will lighten the load of our Agents — and will 
feel better ourselves for having done it. 


Fund Agent for 1919, 

Largest amount contributed 

Daphnh Binning Blair 

Fund Agent for 1927 

Greatest improvement over 


Alici; Ldiicdsier Buck, 

Fund Agent for 1944 

Largest number of 



From the Fund Chairman's Mail 

Why I 

Give IIOO 

An Alumna wlio had given small 
but regular contributions to the Fund 
suddenly increased her gift and gave 
the following reasons why: 

... I have always felt extremely loyal to Sweet Briar for 
the usual reasons: wonderful friends, absorbing classes 
(with an exception or two), friendly and interesting fac- 
ulty, the discovery in graduate school that I didn't suffer 
in comparison with students who had been to bigger and 
perhaps better known schools. There was every reason for 
me to teel nothing but pleasure when I heard the name 
of Sweet Briar mentioned. 

For several years before I was married I had a job and 
when the appeal for the Alumnae Fund came I was always 
glad to send off a small check, which I increased a dollar 
or two as my salary went up. 

Then I married a man who had graduated from one of 
the men's colleges which is well known for its annual 
giving. I was interested and amazed to read some of the 
reports my husband got on the progress of his school's 

Fund. But the reports did not prepare me for the surprise 
I was gomg to get. 

In October I sent off m\' usual check. A month later he 
got ready to make his gift to his college — and I was taken 
aback to hear that it was going to be for $100! That was 
nearly eight times what I had been giving to Sweet Briar 
— and his salary was only twice the size mine had been. 
Then he ga\e me a thoughtful look and said, "I don't see 
why you shouldn't gi\e $100 to Sweet Briar. It did as 
much for you as my college did for me." 

For a minute this idea almost appalled me. It was a sum 
that never would have occurred to me. I kept thinking that 
we could not possibly afford it. And surely not lu'o such 
gifts ! 

"Well," said he, "it won't mean that we are denying 
ourselves anything we really need. We may be one or two 
luxuries less; our savings may be smaller, but I think our 
colleges are too important to give them only token gifts 
as long as it is possible for us to give more. Schools, after 
all, don't operate like private businesses. If a college is 
going to be a top flight institution it hits to get top quality 
instructors. It biis to keep up its plant, no matter what the 
cost. And it can't immediately pass the increase along to 
its customers. There is almost no college in the country 
that charges its students a tuition that covers the amount 
it spends on them. It is one of the country's great assets 
that so many foundations and wealthy individuals realize 
the value of pri\ate liberal arts colleges and give to their 
endowment, and that so many alumni understand the situa- 
tion and are glad to gi\e, too." 

"I've already gi\en this year," I said. "Maybe next 
year . . . ." 

They say women are the true conservatives. I was feel- 
ing pretty conservative. 

"You just gave something out of the house money, 
didn't you? That's no way to envisage the Place of Edu- 
cation in the American Life." (He was definitely talking 
in capitals.) 

We talked some more, largely about what his college 
was doing and would never in the world be able to do if 
it were not for its loyal and generous alumni. It ended 
with my beginning to think in capitals too — especially 
about the Place of Women in American Life. I began to 
think how different our community would be if all the 
college-educated women in it would suddenly withdraw 
every volunteer service they gave. . . . 

But this is about to become an essay. Some day I think 
I would like to write one on this subject. Let it suffice 
for now that I am entirely agreed with my husband that 
we will give what we can while we can. 

October, 1952 


Report of the Nineteenth Annual Alumnae Fund 

Sweet Briar College sincerely thanks the Alumnae Fund 
Chairman, the class agents and the alumnae for their gen- 
erous contributions during the past year which make it 
possible to present the following report: 

Alumnae Fund from 1,606 contributors . .$16,834,06 

Profit from sale of merchandise 590.02 

Endowment of Manson Scholarship 2,108.13 

Local Scholarships 1,087.00 

Initial gift towards endowed Charlotte 

scholarship 1,000.00 

Benedict Scholarship Fund 20.00 

Dutton Scholarship Fund 135.00 

St. Andrews Scholarship 64.00 

Ames Greenhouse 799-53 

Art Department 50.00 

History of Sweet Briar College Fund .... 100.00 

Dora Neil Raymond Fund for Library . . . 73-50 

Chapel Fund 50.00 

Music Department (also a gift of records) 150.00 

Development Fund (also a gift of stock) 1,300.00 

Auditorium Fund 100.00 

Unrestricted gift to the college 

(also a gift of stock) 35.00 

Two silver bowls for club competition 

Total $24,496.24 

Contributors to the Alumnae Fund 

Special— $175.00— 8% 



Academy— $398.00—7" 

Agent: Claudine Griffin Holcoinbe 

Louiie Antsim Mason 

Mary Armstrong McClary. L.M, 

Anna Beveridge Lfake. L.M. 

Gertrude Bilhuber L.M. 

Helen Brockett Owen-Smith. L.M. 

Hester Busey Hinshaw 

Clytie Carroll Allen. L.M. 

EntPTja Clyde Hodge, L.M. 

Margery Cox White. L.M. 

Ruth Crawford Jarvis 

Margaret Davies McMill'n 

Helen Dlltenl'aver, L.M. 

Jessie Dale Dixon Sayler 

Margaret Duval Handy, L.M. 

Eslcllc Ensor Elmer 

Mary Ervin Townsend 

Helen Eubank Garber 

Fanita Ferris Wels 

Maria Garth Inge, L.M. 

EHse Gibson Carney 

Gillian Goodall Comer 

Mary Page Grammer 

Edith Harper Collier 

Anna Hawkins Lee 

Aykllc Jienry I'eery 

Alberta H^-nsel P.w, L.M 

Eleanor iinpwood FuPon 

Margaret Kaufman Spain, L.M, 

Emily Kersey, L.M. 

Marjorie Kohn Fisher 

Margaret Lewis Thompson 

Kathleen M, Logan Love, L.M. 

Marie Lorton, L.M. 

Hazel Marshall Sterrelt. L.M. 

Mabel McWane Harrah 

Bonner Means Baker, L.M. 

Ellis Meredith 

Katharine Nicolson S"'!nor 

Carolyn O'Bannon Gulp 

Margaret Potts Williams* 

\nne Roberts Balfour 

Ruth Schabacker, L.M. 

Ethel Shoop Godwin 

Virginia Shoop Phillips 

Eleanor Smith Hall, L.M. 

Martha Valentine Cronty, L.M. 

DorolHy Wallace Raver.el, L.M. 

£ula JP'eakley Gross 

Celia Webb 

Eudalia White Lohrke 

Margaret Wilson Ballanlyne, L.M.C, 

Sara Wilson Faulkner 

Laura Woodbridge Foster 

Sarah Louise Arnold, L 
Caroline Freiburg Marcus 
Claudine Griffin Holcomb** 
Mary Herd Moore. L.M.C. 
Grace L. Martin. L.M. 
Emma McW horter Carroll 
Grace iSicodemus Specht, L.M. 
Marion Peele 
Edna Steves Vaugban 
Martha Walker Worth 


Agent: Frances Murrell Rickards 
Marjorie Coupe r Prince 
.\nnie Cumnock Miller 
Eugenia Griffin Burnett. L.M.C.** 
Louise Hooper Ewell, L.M.C. 
Claudine Hiit'er 
Lilian Lloyd Thaver 
Frances Murrell Hickards. L.M.C.** 
Annie Poivell Hodges. L.M.C. 
Adelaide'y Mallory* 
Mary Scott Glass 

1911— $120.00— 36% 

Alma Booth Taylor 

.Margaret Dressier No' owel, L.M, 

\'irginia Hurt Turner 

Ruth Lloyd. L.M. 

Mary Virginia Parker. L.M.C. 

El.zabeth Winston 

1912~S134.00— 38% 

Agent: Hazel Gardner Lane 

Miss McLaws 

Hazel Gardner Lane** 

-Margaret Thomas Krupsi, L.M.C. 

Loul e Wilson 

1913— $726.00— 32% 

Agent: Sue Hardie Bell 

Dr. Connie M. Gu:on 

Eugenia Buffinglon WaLolt, L.M.C. 

Mary Clark Rogers* 

Florence Coffin Gillem 

Elizabeth Craven Weslcotl. L.M. 

Henrianne Eariv* 

Elizabeth Franke Balls** 

Elizabeth Grammer Torrey** 

Sue Hardie Bell* 

Helen Lamfrom Neiman. L.M. 

Lucille Marshall Boetbei:. L.M. 

Vivian Mossman Groves 

Frances Richardson P.tcher, L.M. 

Barbara Shand. L.M. 

Sue Slaughter. L.M.C 

Mary Clifton Tabb George 

Linda \^'right 


Agent: Grace Callan Bond 

Elizabeth Anderson K rkpalriik 

Julia Betille Yerkes 

Grace Callan Bond 

Erna Driver Anderson. L.M. 

.'Vdd'e Ervin DesPortes 

Abbie Munroe May 

Rebecca Patfon. L.M. 

Alice Stvain Zell. L.M.C. 

Doris Thompson Reeves 

Henrietta Washburn, L.M.C.* 

Agent : Anne Schutte Nolt 

Sarah Broune Dunbar 

Catherine Burns 

Lelia Dew Preslon 

Clare Erck Fletcher. L.M, 

Harriet Evans Wyekoff. L.M.C. 

Rosalia B. Feder Saibey 

-Margaret Grant, L.M.C. 

Jane Gregory Marec ai 

Kathleen Hodge. L.M. 

Louise lytle Kimball Hard.n 

Lucy Lantz McKinlay 

Helen Pennock Jewilt, L.M. 

Frances Penny packer. L.M.C.** 

Anne Schutle Nolt, L.M.C. 

Emmy Thomas Thomafson. L.M.C. 

Lonise P. Weisiger 

Anna Wills Reed 


Agent: Rachel Forbush Wood 
Margaret Banister 
Louise Bennett Lord 
Zal'nda Brown Hnrrison 
-\ntoinetIe Camp Hagood 
Rachel Forbush Wood L.M.C. 
Rulh Harvey Keeling, L.M. 
Ellen Hoivison Chris: ian 
Margaret Johnson Kemp 
Marjorie Johnson Good 
Dorys McConnell Ka.le 
Felicia Palton, L.M. 
Mary Pennybacker Davis* 
Edna Rigg Bmwn 
Constance Russell Chamberlain 
Lucy Taliaferro 

1917— $97.00— 43% 
Agent: Inez Skilleru Keller 

Faye Abraham Pethick* 
Mary Bissell Ridler** 
Edilb Christie Finlay 
Henrietta Crump. L.M.C. 
Dorothy Grammer Croyder** 
jane Henderson 
Floy Hunth:y Oliver 
Charlotte Kile Jenkins L.M. 
Rachel Llovd Holton L.M. 
Catherine Marshall Shuler. L.M. 
Ruth Mcllravy Logan, L.M.C. 
Elsie Palmer Park^iirel 
Bertha Pfister Wailes** 
Inez Skillern Reller 
Genie Steele Hardy 
Jane Tyler Grifb' 
Marv Whitehead Van Hyning 
Bessie Whittei Towsl„ 

1918— $100.25— 30% 

Agent: Gertrude Kintzing Wiltshire 

Vivienne Barkalaw Horn beck** 

Cornelia Carro'l Gardner, L.M C * 

Louise Case McGuire 

Amy Elliot Jose. L.M. 

Gladys Gilliland Brum bark 

Ciila Guggenheimer Nusbaum 

Gerlrude Kintzing Wiltshire 

Elizabeth Lawman Hi.ll, L.M.C. 

Marianne Martin 

Margaret McVey L.M.C. 

Charlotte Myjre Meloney 

Jane Pratt Beits 

Mary Reed. L.^^ 

Eleanor Smith Walters 

Martha V. Whitehead 

Hannah Woikum Schwab. L.M. 

L.M. — Life Member. 

L.M.C.^ — Life Member and Contributor in 1951-52. 

♦ — Contributor wjio has given for past ten consecutive years. 

** — Contr.butor who has given for past (ifleen consecutive year*. 


Alumnae Netrs 

1919— Sl-213.97— 30% 

Agent: Rozanne Gilmore 

Heniietla Anderson, L.M.C, 
Katharine Block 
Lois Cummins Schuttp 
Nell Eikelman Hanf. L.M. 
Florence freeman Fowler, L.M.C. 
Rosanne Gilmore, L.M.C. 
Elizabeth Hodge Markgraf, L.M.C. 
Isabel Luke Witt. L.M.C.** 
Mildred Meek Meadoi 
Mary Jones Nixson Nelson, L.M. 
Josephine Payne Miller 
Margaret Reed Collaid 
Ca'oline Sharpe Sanders* 
Carrie Taliaferro Scott 
Alma Trevett Gerber, L.M.C. 
Isabel Wood Holt 

1920— S82.00— 17% 
Agent: Helen Beeson Comer 

Isabelle Hannah Goldsborough 

Nancy Hanna, L.M. 

Margaret High Norn.ent, L.M.C* 

Geraldine Jones Lewis* 

Helen Mason Smith 

Rebecca McGeorge Bennett 

Elmyra Pennypacker Yerkes 

Dorothy Wallace, L.M. 

Isabel Webh Luff, L.M.C. 

Dorothy Whitley Smyth 

Marie Wiener Manz, L.M. 

1921— $201.16— 33% 

Agent: Mayette Rozelle Stephenson 

Josephine Ahara Ma c Mi 11a n 

Rhoda Allen Word en 

Gertrude Andersoa 

Elizabeth Baldwin Whiteliurst 

Madeline Bigger 

Russe Blanks Butts* 

Elizabeth Cole, L.M. 

Kalherine Davis Baynum 

Florence Dowden Wood 

Edith Durrell Marshall, L.M.C* 

Frances Evans Ives 

Ruth Geer Boice. L.M. 

Fredericka Hackmann Maxwell 

Catherine Hanitich* 

Florence Ives Hathaway 

Dorothy Powell 

Shelley Rouse Aagesen, L.M. 

Maynette Rozelle Stephenson 

Sigrid Schold Van S-jhaacfc 

Marion Shafer Wadhams 

Madelon Shidler Olney 

Ophelia Short Seward* 

Frances Simpson Cartwright, L.M.C. 

Ruth Simpson Carringlon 

Gertrude Thams, L.M.C 

Ethel Wilson Hornsey 

Hattie Wilson Diggs 

Florence Woelfel. L.M.C. 

Ellen WoU Halsey 

1922— $467.50— 23% 

Agent: Alice Babcock Simons 

Alice Babcock Simons 
Julia Benner Moss 
Lorraine Bowles Chrisman 
Selma Brandt Kress 
Gertrude Dally Massie** 
Burd Dickson Stevenson 
Louise Evans Schideler 
Ruth Fiske Steegar 
Elizabeth Fohl Kerr 
Stella Guynn Waugh 
Ruth Hagier McDonald 
Elizabeth Hay Lamar 
Helen Hodgskin Fingerbuth 
Elizabeth Huber Welch 
Mary LaBoiteaux Dunbar 
Helen Leggeit Corbel t, L.M. 
Maigaret Marston Tillar, L.M.C. 
Margaret Mterke Rossiter 

(In memory of) 
Emily Moon Spilman 
Aline Morton Burt 
Mary M\inson 

Elizabeth Murray WJdau. L.M, 

Beulab Norris 

Katherine Shenehon Child 

Grizzeile Thomson** 

Ruth Vlland Todd 

Marion Walker Neidlinger* 

1923— $202.50— 25% 

Agent: Lydia Purcell Wilmer 

Beatrice Bryant Woodhead 

Margaret BurwelC Craves, L.M.C* 

Helen Cannon Hills 

Dorothy Ellis Worley 

Helen fossum Davidson 

Helen O, Gaus 

Gertrude Geer Bassett, L.M.C. 

Jane Guignard Thompson 

Elizabeth Hall Hatcher 

May Jennings S erman* 

Fitzallen Kendall Fearing* 

Marie Klooz, L.M. 

Frances Lauterbach 

Mildred LaVenture Mc Kinney 

Jane Lee Best 

LaVern McGee Olney 

Richie McGuire Boyd 

Helen McMahon** 

Catherine Meade Montgomery 

Edith Miller McClintock* 

Louisa Newkirk Steeble, L.M. 

Dorothy Nickelson Williamson 

Margaret Nixon Farrar, L.M. 

Phyllis Payne Gathriglit 

Lydia Purcell Wilmer* 

Helen Richards Horn 

Martha Robertson Harless 

Virginia Stanbery Schneider 

Elizabeth Taylor Valentine, L.M. 

Helen G. Taylor** 

Elizabeth Thigpen Hill** 

Isabel Virden Faulkner 

Lorna Weber Dowling** 

Margaret Wise O'Neal** 

Katherine X^uch Forster* 

Helen Zielsdorf Beuscher, L.M 

1924— $305.00— 29% 

Agent: Maxy Rich Robertson 
Frcdcrica Birnhnrd, L.M.C 
Florence Bodine Mountcastle 
Willetta Dolle Murrin. L.M. 
Ruth Durrell Ryan, L.M. 
Byrd Fiery Bomar 
Susan Fitchett 
Caroline Flynn Eley 
Augusta Gee Loggins 
Jean Grant Taylor. L.M. 
Helen Grill. L.M. 
Marian Grimes 
Elizabe'h Guy Tranter* 
Eleanor Harned Arp, L.M.C* 
Bernice Hutburd Wain 
Emily Jeffrey Williams** 
Lydia Kimball Maxam 
Kathryn Klumph McGuire. L.M.C* 
Eloise LeGrand Council 
Miiiiel MacLeod Seaiby 
Josephine von Maur Cramp Ion 
Lorraine McCrillis Stott 
Grace Merrick Twohy** 
Dorothy Meyers Rixey, L.M. 
Phyllis Millinger Camp, L.M. 
Frances Nash Orand 
Margaret Nelson Lloyd, L.M.C 
Helen Rhodes Gullck, L.M. 
Mary Rich Robertson* 
Thomasine Rose Maury 
Susan Simrall Logan 
Rebecca Snyder Garrison 
Elizabeth Studley Kirkpalrick 
Marion Stvannetl Wright 
Josephine von Maur Cramp ton 
G'adys Woodward Hubbard 
Elizabeth Woollcott Stanier 
Alice Wray Bailey 

1925— $169.79— 19% 
Agent: Jane Becker Clippinger 

Katherine Agard Flewelling 
Jane Becker Clipp.nger** 
Muriel Fossum Pesek 

Clara Frank Bradley* 

Eugenia Goodall Ivey 

Laura Graham Hanter 

Cordelia Kirkendall Barricks** 

Elizabeth MacQueen Nelson 

Elizabeth Manning Wade 

Gertrude McGiffert MacLennan, L.M. 

Martha McHenry Halter 

Margaret Meals Ewart 

Eleanor Miller Patterson** 

Mary Nadine Pope Phillips** 

Mary Sailer Gardiner 

Mary Irene Sturgis* 

Ruth Taylor Franklin 

Helen Tremann Spabr 

Mary Welch Hemphill 


Ageut: Kay Norris Kelley 

Ruth Abell Bear 
Nell Atkins Hagemeyer 
Martha Bachman McCoy 
Dorothy Bailey Hughes, L.M.C 
Anne Barrett Allairt* 
Kitty Blount Andersen, L.M.C* 
Mary Bristol Graham, L.M. 
Martha Close Page, L.M. 
Jane Cunningham 
Marietta Darsie 
Adelaide Douglas Whitley 
Helen Dunledvy Mitchell 
Frances Dunlop Heiskell 
Gudrun Eskesen Chase 
Helen Finch Halford 
Mildred Gribble Seiler 
Dorothy Hamilton Davis** 
Tavenner Hazelwood Whitaker 
Jeanette Hoppinger Schanz 
Wanda Jen-^th Harris, L.M. 
Ruth Johnston Bowen 
Dorothy Keller Iliff** 
Margaret Krider Ivey, L.M. 
Edna Lee Gilchrist** 
Mildred Loveit Matthews 
Virginia Mack Senter, L.M. 
Dorothy McKee Abney** 
Elizabeth Moore Rusk, L.M. 
Helen Mulschler Becker* 
Henrietta Nelson Weston 
Ellen Newell Bryan* 
Katharyn Norris Kelley. L.M.C 
Lois Peterson Wilson 
Dorothea Reinburg Fuller, L.M. 
Catherine Shulenberger, L.M. 
Marion VanCott Borg* 
Cornelia Wailes Wailes 
Margaret While Knobloch 
Ruth Will Beckh 

1927— $922.00-43% 
Agent: Daphne Bunting Blair 

Maud Adams Smith* 

Eleanor Albers Foltz 

Camilla Alsop Hyde 

Evelyn Anderson Tull. L.M. 

Anne Ashurst Gwathmey 

Jeanette Boone** 

Laura Boynton Rawlings 

Madeline Brown Wood 

Daphne Bunting Blair* 

Elizabeth Gales Wall 

Marian Chaffee 

Theodora Cheeseman 

Caroline Compton 

Dorothy Conaghan Bennet 

Elizabeth Cox Johnson 

Margaret Cramer Crane 

Esther Dickinson Bobbins 

Margaret Eaton Murphy. L.M. 

Elizabeth Forsvth 

Elsetta Gilchrist Barnes. L.M.C 

Audrey Graves Graves 

Emilie Halsell Marston 

Cla're Hanner Arnold* 

Louise Harper 

Hilda Harpster 

Gwin Harris Tucker 

Sarah L Jamison 

Caf'erine Johnson Brehme 

Emily Jones Hodge 

Margaret Leigh Hobbs 

Ruth Lowrance Street, L.M.C* 

Reb"cca Manning Cutler 

Elisabeth Mathews Wallace 
Theodora Maybank Will ams 
Elizabeth Miller Allan 
Elise Morley Fink, L.M.C.** 
Anna Ration Thrasher 
Pauline Payne Backus 
Vivian Plumb Palmer 
Elva Quisenberry Marks 
Julia Reynolds Drei-bach* 
Jane Riddle T'iornloii** 
Frances Sample 
Florence Shortau Poland 
Yenli Slater Shelby. L.M. 
Josephine Snowdon Durham 
Marjorie Stone Neighbors 
Marian Thayer 

Mary Elizabeth Turner Baker 
Constance Van Ness 
Julia Ventulett Patterson 
Mary Vizard Kelly 
Nar Warren Taylor** 
Elizabeth Williams Cadigan 
Margaret Williams Bayne 
Virginia Wilson Bobbins 
Mildred Wilson Ganictt 

1928— $378.60— 31% 

Agent: Marion Jayne Berguido 

Helen Adams Martin 
Adaline Beeson 
Page Bird Woods 
Eleanor Branch Cornell 
Katherine Brightbill Blitz 
Dorothy Bunting 
Evelyn Claybrook Bowie 
Louise Conklin Knowles 
Charlotte Conway Curran 
Elizabeth Crane Hail 
Sarah Dance Krook** 
Sarah Everett Toy 
Constance Furmnn Weslbrook 
Elzabeth Harms Slaughter 
Louise Harned Ross 
Marguerite Hodnett McDaniel 
Mar. on Jayne Berguido 
Susan Jelley Dunbar 
Helen Keys Rollow 
Katherine Leadbeater Bloomer 
Margaret Lovett 
Elizabeth Luck Hammond 
Sarah McHenry Grouse 
Katheryn M<eyer Mancbel 
Elizabeth Moore Schilling 
Mary Nelms Locke* 
Anne Netve-ll Whatley 
Katherine Owens Price 
Elizabeth Prescott Balch** 
EKzabet'i Robins Foster** 
Jane Schoentgen Geiser 
Anne Shepherd Lewis** 
Grace H. SolHtt 
Marion Sumner Beadle 
Grace Sunderland Kane 
Marion Taber Maybank 
Virginia Van Winkle Morlidge* 
Jocelyn Watson Regen** 
f.iliian Le" Wnnd 
Elizabeth Woodtvard Jeffers 

1929— $388.00— 28?o 

Agent; Virginia Hodgson Sutliflf 

Nora Lpc Antrm** 

Flizcbeth Arnold Wright* 

Evelvn Ballard** 

Mary Archer Bean Eppes** 

Mar a Bemiss Hoar 

Athiein Benton Lawton 

Ellen B'* 

Anne Brent Winn 

Belle Brockenbrough Hutch ins** 

Mildred Bronaugh Taylor 

Janet Bruce Bailey 

Elizabeth Bryan Stockton 

Mildred Bushev Sr^err 

Virginia Can.pbell Clinrh 

Louise Chapman Plamp 

Kate Tappen Coe** 

Louise Dailey Sturhahn* 

Meredith Ferguson Smythe** 

Emilie Giese Martin** 

.\nne Gochnauer 

Mary Gochnauer Dalton 

Hallet Gubelman Knowles** 

Lisa Guigon S^inberger** 

Gary Harman Biggs 

October, 195^ 


Eli/abeih Hilton 
Amelia HoUts Scott 
Eugenia Howard Jones 
Dorothy Jcli^e Urner 
Martha Dabiiey Jones 
Joiiephine Klultz Ruffin 
Elizabeth Lewis Reed* 
Mildred Lewis Adkin? 
Martha Maupin Stewart 
Polly McDinrmid SL-rodino** 
Gertrude Prior** 
Frances Redforti 
Adela de Ru hardson Hanger** 
Mury Shellon Clark 
Constance Statibrough Burke 
Joscp ine lotman Mason* 
Anna Torian Owens* 
Esther Tyler Campbell** 
Jane W ilkinson Banyard 
Julia Wilson 
Amelia Woodward Davier 

1930_$3 18.00— 21% 
Agent: Gwendolyn Alcott Writer 

Josephine Abernalhy Turreniine 

Serena Ailes Henry 

Elizabeth Copeland NorBeet 

Margaret Edmondson, L.M. 

Elizabeth Foster Askew, L.M. 

Gratia Geer Howe 

Kathryn Graham Seller 

Frances Harrison McGifferl 

Rulh Hasson Smith 

Ruth Her}dri\ Causey 

Mary Hughes Hay 

Mary Huniington Harrison** 

Alice Jones Taylor 

Boyce Lokey Martin 

Mary Doug as Lyon Althouse 

Eli^abeih Marslon Creecb* 

Carolyn Marttndale Blouin** 

Susan McAllister, L.M. 

Mary Moss Powell 

Gwendolyn Alcott Writer 

Lindsay Prentts Woodroofe 

Wilhelmina Rankin Teter 

Sally Reahard 

Josephine Reid Stubbs 

Norvell Royer Orgain 

Mary Sanford Patten 

Elizabeth Saunders Ramsey 

Jean Saunders 

Lucy Shirley Otis 

Helen Smith M Her 

Mildred .S(one Green 

Marjorie Sturges Moose 

Jean Taylor Bodkin 

Emilie Turner Cowling 

Elizabeth Valentine Goodwyn 

Elizabeth Williams Gilntore* 

Georg.e Wilson Mockridge 

Gladys Wester Horton** 

1931— $340.00—33% 
Agent: Macjorie Webl) Maryanov 

Violet Andi'Tsen Gmll 
Eda Bainbridge McKnight 
Jane Bikle Lane 
Dorothy Boyle C arles 
Martha von Briesen** 
Elizabeth Clark 
\gnes Cleveland Sandifer 
Nancy Hancock Coe** 
Virginia Cooke Rea* 
Jean Countryman Presba* 
Naomi Doty Stead* 
Sophia Dunlap Hunter 
Sara Foster Smith 
Josephine Gibbs DuBois 
Gillette Hilton Pritc'ard 
Margaret Hiird Burbank 
Matilda Jones Shillington** 
Charlotte Kent Pinckney 
Margaret Lee Thompson 
Gertrude Lewii Maeavern 
Elizabeth MacRae Cnddaid* 
Martlia Mi Broom Shipnian** 
Martha MrCowen Burnet 
Jane Muhlberg Halversiadt 
Evelyn Mullen 
Fanny O' Brian Hetlrick 
Virginia Quintard Bond 
Natalie Roberts Foster** 
Ruth Schott McGuire 
Mary Leigh Seaton Marsion 

Helen Sim Mellen** 
Elizabeth Stribling Bell 
Mary Suijt Calhoun** 
\'irginia Tabb Moore 
Martha Tillery Thomas 
Marjorie Webb Maryanov** 
Peronnc II hitUiker Scott 
Pauline Woodward Hill 
Nancy WorthJnglon* 

1932— $418.50-29% 

Agent: Mildred Gibbons 
Dr. Harley 

Virginia Bellamy Ruffin** 
Margaret Bennett Culhint 
Sue Burnett Davis 
Elizabeth Clary Tread well 
Jean Cole Anderson* 
Aliee Dahney Parker** 
Virginia Finch Waller* 
Jessie Fisher Gordon 
Siisanne Gay Linville 
Mildred Gibbons** 
Lenore Hancel Sturdy 
Jane Hays Dowler 
Mildred Hodges Ferry 
Elizabeth Hun. McAlIen 
Ruth Kerr** 
Charlotte Magoffin** 
Marion Malm FowJer 
Susan Marshall Tiniberlake 
Mary Moore Pancake 
Letha Morris Wood** 
Barbara Munler Purdue** 
Helen Nightingale Gleason 
Mary Imbrle 

Susan Johnson Simpson 
Lena Jones Craijj 
Ella Jesse Latham** 
Gerry Mallory** 
Helen Martin** 
Jane Martin Person** 
Anne Marvin** 
Lucy Moulthrop Alexander 
Mary Murdock Martin 
Katherine Oglesby Mixson 
Mary Kale Pallun Bromfield 
Frances Poueil /oppa** 
Francts Quinn Bond 
Marjorie Ris Hand 
Mary Bess Roberts Waynick 
Josephine Ruiker Ptiweli* 
Warwick Rust Brown 
Elizabeth Selden Stainbrook 
Jeanette Shambaugh Sie.n 
Abigail Shepard Bean 
Collen Skinner Shepherd* 
Jean Van Home Baber** 
Anne Walker LaPrade 
Augusta Wallace Handel 
Margaret Wayland Taylor 
Hctly Wells Finn 
Louise Woodward Hurtl 
Hannah Wright Vosburgh 
\ irg.nia f'esey Woodward** 

1934— S593.50— 34?4 

Agent: Martha Lou Lemmon 

Eleanor Alcott Bromley** 
Dorothy Andrews 
Ruberta Bailey Hesseltine 



—largest number of contributors — 67 


—largest amount contributed — $1,213.97 


-largest percentage contributing — 83% 


-greatest improvement over 1950-51 

\litrcia L. Patterson** 
Sarah Phildips Crenshaw 
Helen Pratt Graff* 
Edith Railey Dabnev 
Rulh Remon Wenzel 
Frances Sendndiver Stewart 
Sara Shallenbergrr Brown* 
Theda Sherman Newlin 
Dorothy Smith Berkeley 
Virginia Squibb Flynn** 
Beatrice Stone DeVore 
Hildegarde Voelrker Hardy 
Eugenia Ware Myers 
Elizabeth West Morton 
Alice Weymouth Me Cord 
Lillian Jf ilkinson Bryson 

1933— S374.00— 30°o 

Agent: Geraldine Mallory 

Virginia Alford Jolinslnn 

Frances Atkinson 

Margaret Austin Jo'-nson 

Dorothy Brett Prentiss 

Anne Brooke 

Mary Buick** 

Marjorie Burford Crenshaw 

Mary Elizabeth demons P(»rz-Iiiis 

Doris Crane Loveland* 

Elizabeth Datvson Biich 

Elena Doty Angus* 

Lois Foster Moore 

Sue Graves Stubbs* 

Elizabeth Stuart Cray** 

Marsery Gubelrnan H&stett* 

Julia Harris Tooniey 

Mabel Hickman Flaitz 

Emma Hills Bovd 

Sara Houston Baker 

Kathrina Hoivze Maclellan 

Margaret Imbrie 

Helen Bean Emery 

Jane Bender I In memory of) 

Virginia Broun Lawson 

Nancy Butzner Leavell 

Elizabeth Bond Wood 

Carolyn Carter Clark* 

Eleanor Cooke Esterly** 

Anne Corbitt Little 

Julia Daugherly Musser 

Amy Da\ies 

Louise Dreyer Bradley 

Emilie Emory Washburn* 

Elizabeth Eskridge 

Jane Forder Str bling 

Virginia Fosler Gruen* 

Rosemary Frey Rogers** 

Deborah Gale Brycr 

Lydia Goodwyn Ferrell** 

Louise Greenwood Lippitt 

Frances Hallett Denton 

Thelnia Hani/en Fried* 

Helen Hanson Bam ford** 

\anry Hotchklss Bosrhen 

Belly Howe Dunker 

Dorothy Hutchinson Howe 

Therese Lam from Beck 

Marjorie Lasar Hurd** 

Martha Lou Lemmon Stohlman* 

Marie LePine 

Mary Dearing Lewis 

Emily Mnrsh Nichols* 

Elizabetli Mayfield Chapman 

Mary Moore Rowe* 

Marcia Morrison Curtis 

Mary Moses Lindsey 

Jean Myers (In memory of) 

Ruth M>yers Pleasants 

Margaret Newtor 

Cordelia Penn Cannon 

Dorothy Prince Oldfield 

Mary Pringle 

Mary Ryan Strother 

Julia Sadler de Coligny** 
Elizabeth Scheuer Maxwell** 
Cleo Scutt Allen 
Jul:a Shirley Patterson 
Jean Sprague Hulvey** 
Marguerite Stephens Sheridan 
Kate Strauss Solmssen 
Elizabeth 5uff.V Briscoe** 
Constam c Turner Hoffman 
Marjorie Van Ever a Lovelace 
Bonnie Wood Slookey** 


Agent: Isabel Anderson Comer 

habel Anderson Comer* 

Anne Baker Gerhart 

Dorothy Barnum Venter* 

Lai:ra finbbitt ShutTle 

Elizabeth Broun Trout 

Allyn Capron Heintz 

Floienee Crane Goodfellow 

Geneva Grossman Stevens** 

Margharila Curtze Vicary 

Jessie liavis Hall 

Mary Dunglinson Day 

Crete hen Geib Troup 

Ruth Gill Wiekcns* 

Margaret G'lnver Paddock** 

Juliet HalUBurton Burnt it** 

Cynthia Harbison Heye 

Beverley Hill Furniss** 

Suzpnne Howe 

Rebeka ■ Huber 

Jean Imbrie Frey 

Mary James Howe 

Elizabeth Johnston Clute** 

Martha Jones Betts 

Elizabeth Klinedinst McGavran. II 

Grace Langler Irvine 

Alice Laubach** 

Jane Lawder* 

Jane Littleford Stegeman 

Mary Virginia Marks** 

Alice McCloskey Schlendorf** 

Frances Meeks Ford 

Sarah Miller Adelman 

Evelyn Morris Blair 

Frances Morrison Ruddell 

Betty Myers Harding 

Julia Peterk-n** 

Ellen Pratt McGowin 

Sara'i Rick Putnam 

Margaret Rose Turnbull 

Ellen Scattergood Zook 

Isabel Scriba 

Frances SpHler Merrill 

Jacquelyn Strickland DwelJe** 

Nathalae Strickland Waters 

Ann Trriple Benton 

Mary Templeton 

Bern ice Thompson Reif 

Lida Voigt Young** 

Mary Whipple Clark 

Margaret Williams Brooks, L.M. 

Maud Winborne Leigh* 

Helen Wolcott** 

Rebecca Young Frazer** 

1936— $308.00— 27% 

Agent : Ruth Gilliam Viar 

Elise Bouen Mullins 

Emily Bowen Muller 

Gloriana Burrill Walker 

Lillian Cabell Gay** 

Mary Virginia Camp Smit'i** 

Margaret Campbell Usher** \ 

Elizabeth Cocke Winfree 

Lucile Cox 

Kathryn Ferson Barrett 

Elizabeth Fesser Macleay 

Chloe Frierson Fort 

Frances Gregory** 

Capel Grimes Gerlach* 

Mary Hesson Pettyjohn 

Orissa Holden 

Margaret Huxley Range** 

George Ann Jackson Sloe urn 

Margaret Lloyd Bush 

Alma Martin Rotnem 

Catherine Mitchell Ravenscrofi** 

Jacquelire Moore Hoofnagle 

Jane Moore Johnson 

Elizabeth Morton Forsyth** 

Kat''erine Niles Parker'* 

Esther O'Brian Robinson 

Phoebe Pierson Dunn 


Abimihie News 

Elizabeth Pinkerlon S-oIt** 

M-nrqiiarl Powell Doty** 

Mary Rich** 

R II til Robinson Madison 

Jane Shelton Williams** 

Marion .V//I' Ri-id 

Margaret Smith Thomasson 

Carol Straus Ney 

Aline Stump t isher 

Willietla Thompson Scoficld 

Mary Elizabeth Troy 

Martha U^ iUiams Tim* 

Carrie Marshall Yovng Gilchrist 

1937— $309.50— 39% 

Agent: Nathalie Lucas Chase 

Henrietta Arthur Sk:nner 
J;inpi Bogue Trimble 
Jacquelin Cochran Nicholson 
Margaret Curnwell SchmiJl* 
Agnes Craw I Old Bates** 
Rebccea Douglass Mispp** 
Harr.ette Dyi-r Sorenson 
Marv H.len Fru^aufi Klein** 
Rosalie Hall Cramer 
\i-tiinia Hjrdin** 
Margaret Harris Clark 
Natalie Hupkms Gr.ggs 
Barbara Jarv s* 
Frances Johnson Finley 
Frances Kemp Pettyjohn 
Barbara Kirth Booth 
Lillian Lambert Pennington** 
Elizabet.i Lee McPhdil*=' 
Anne Lemmon Johnson 
M irgaret Mm R'l' Jark-iori* 
Susan Matthews Powell 
Margaret Merritt Ha=kell 
Barbara Munn Green** 
>Jancv Nolle Lea* 
Kiitv O'Brien Jovner 
I..iIih1 Oln:.-tead Havncs 
Dorothy Price Roberts 
Dorol' V Prout Gorsuc'* 
Anna Redfern Ferguson** 
Virginia Rush Lang 
Vera Searcy McGonigle 
Kate Shaffer Hardy 
Harriet Shaw McCurdv 
Ellen Snodgrass Park** 
Dorothy Stewart** 
Elizabeth Thomas Wells 
Marjorie Thorn us BrookHart 
Marie Walker Gregoiy** 
May Weston Thompson** 
Hflin Jf illiamson Dumont 
Eleanor Wright Beane 

1938— $478.00— 39°o 

Agent: Katherine Hoyt 

Frances Bailey Brooke* 
Louise Baiiley McDermolt 
Jane Bemis WilU 
Eli?abetli Rowley Phill ps 
Imogene Brock Clement 
Marian Brown Zaiser* 
Mary Brown-Serman Walke 
Mary Cobb Hulse 
Frances Cordes Huffman* 
Harriett Daniel Herd* 
Barbara Derr C'-e->oweth* 
Justine Domhoff Wright 
Virginia Eadv \\ ill ams* 
Fiances FaL.lkner Mathews* 
Barbara Ferguson L.ncoln 
Barbara Fish Schiebel* 
Bessie Lee Garbee Siegrist* 
Katherine Gardner Stevenson 
Dorothy Gipe Clement* 
Jane Cregnrv Marrow 
Winifred Hagberg St. Peter 
Claire H untie t son Chap in* 
Josephine Happ Willingham* 
Hope Hastorf 
Helen Hays Crowley* 
Virginia Heizer Hickenlooper 
Helen Hesson Binns 
\licc Hooper 
Elizabeth Hopper Turner 
Katherine Hoyt* 
Cecily J an sen Ken d rick 
Jane Kent Titus 
Adele Letcher Harvey* 

Anne Luck Lancaster 
Howell Lykes Gollon* 
Janet Macfarlan Bergmann* 
Genevieve Marsh Eisner 
Marion Martyn Zimmerman* 
Marjorie Miller He n 
Betty Moore Slowers* 
Vesta Murray Haselden 
Dolly Nicholson Tate 
Anne Old Mercer 
Grace Pe thick Rob n son 
i^ertrude Robertson Midlen* 
Luc lie Sergeant Leonard* 
Pollyanna Shotwell Hoi lo way 
Jessie Silvers Bennett 
Kate Sulzberger Levi 
Molly Talcott Dodson* 
Lucy Taliaferro iNickerson* 
Marjorie Thaden Davis 
Dorothy Ti^on Campbell 
Ida Todman Pierce 
Sarah Tomlinson Foscuc* 
J.ine Townsend Hcrlihy 
Maud Tucker Drane* 
Annie Wallace Buchman 
Margaret Weimer Shepherd 
Janiie Wiley Adam** 
Lillian Williams Grymes 
Elinor Wilson Gammon 
Pauline Womack Swan 
Moselle Worsley Fletcher 

1939— $548.50— 40°. 

Agent: Viola James Wathen 

Florence Bailey Adams 
Patricia Balz Vincent 

Blanche Fleming Griiy 

Alice Gass Dornberger 

J ulia Ridgety Peacock 

Augusta Saul Edwards* 

Mary Louise Simpson Bulkley* 

Mary Spear Rooney 

Florence Swift D una nee* 

Janet Thorpe 

Phyllis Todd Ellis* 

Mary Treadway Downs* 

Janet Trosch 

Eleanor Wallace Price 

Mary Jeffrey Welles Pearson 

Virginia Wellford Farwell 

Bennett Wilcox Br.rllett 

1940— $345.00-36% 

Agent: Eleanor Snow Lea 
Ann Adamson Taylor*' 
Muriel Barrows Ncall 
Eleanor Bosworth Spitlei- 
Adelaide Boze Glascock* 
Blair Bunting Both 
Mary Jane Burnett Hill 
Maria Burroughs Livingslon 
Clara Call Frazier 
Dorothy Campbell O'Connor 
Margaret Caperton. Ranken 
Cornelia Chalkley Kittler 
Anne Conant Weaver 
Helen Cornwell Jones* 
Connie Carrie Fleming 
Marion Daudt MacBr de* 
Olivia Davis Brown 
Laura Di^'kie Neil* 
Margaret Duwelt Cnc'iran 


Number of alumnae solicited — 5273 

Number of alumnae who contributed- 


Percentage of alumnae contributing— 


Range— $1.00 to $1064.97 

Average contribution — $10.48 

Mary Elizabeth Barge Schrode; 

Belly Barnts Bird 

Sarah Belk* 

Bettina Bell Wyman 

Anne Benedict Swain 

Jean Black DeLand 

Lena Bond Preston 

Katharine Bonsall Strong 

Lucy Bo^.ve'S Elebash 

Betsy Campbell Gawlhrop 

Vielen Gary Stewart 

Eleanor Claflin Wil'anis 

Hylah Coley Kilchell 

Henrietta Collier Armstrong* 

Louisa Corriean Jordan 

Elsie Day Sutheilin 

Eudoxa Dingman Cobb 

Betsy Durham Goodhue 

Anna Espach Wecklcr 

Anne Dudley Flannery 

Belty Frazier Rinehart 

Nancy Gatch Svien 

Lucy Gordon Jeffers 

Valeria Gotc Murphey 

Ruth Harman Keiser* 

Martha Hodill Smith* 

Viola James Wathen 

Mary Jane J ud d JPati on 

Yvonne Leggeit Dyer* 

Jane Lewis Kingsbury 

Lottie Leivis Woollen 

Eleanor Little Mcrfit* 

Mary Mackintosh Sherer* 

Marion Mann Hawkes 

Helen McCreery James 

Jean McKennev Stoddard 

Henri Minor Hart 

Lee Montague Joachim* 

Jean Moore Von Sternberg 

Marguerite Myers Glenn 

Jean Oliver Sartor 

Jane Parker Washburn* 

Ann Parks* 

Elii-abelh Perkins Prothro* 

Katherine Esles Johnston 
Lois Fernley McNeil 
Emory Gill Williams 
Elizabeth Gockley McLellan 
Baibara Godfrey 
Jape Goolrick Murr<'il 
Nancy Haskins Elliot 
Georgia Herbert Hart 
Jane Hopkins Hanes 
Elizabeth Ivins Hask ns* 
Mary Johnston Bedell 
Margaret Kalterjohn Mc Col lorn 
Elizabeth Lee Kopper 
Clara MacRae Ca usey* 
Sarah Mayo Sohn 
Florence Merrill Pilkinton 
Mildred Mitchell Gillis 
Sari Mitchell Clingerman 
Mildred Moon Montague 
Shirley N alley Irving 
Cynthia Noland Young* 
Marion Phlnizv Jones 
Horteniae Powell Cooper 
Martha Rector McCee 
Margaret Royall Davis* 
Janet Runkle Wells 
Helen Schmid Hardy* 
Rcba Smith Gromel 
Eleanor Snow Lea* 
Agnes Spencer Burke 
Ramona Spurlock File 
Beth Thomas Mason* 
Jean Tyice Wllnian 
Margaret Vallance 
Kathleen Ward Allen 
Anne Waring Lane 
Mary Katherine Warren Griggs 
Margaret Woods Gillette 

1941— $369.50— 3R% 

Agent: Elizabeth Doucett Neill 
Doris Albray Bardn-'c''* 
Margaret Anderton Dortch 

Allen Bagby Mac Neil* 

Frances Baldwin Whitaker* 

tielly Barlelt 

Lillian Breedlove While 

Mariha Brooks Miller 

Elizabeth Brown-Serman MacRae 

Evelyn Cantey Marion* 

Phyllis Carr Beinhorn 

Wilma Cavett B rd 

Jane Clark Hartrick 

Elizabeth Colley Shelton 

Margaret Crcighilt Price* 

Eleanor Damgard Firth 

Shirley Devine Clemens* 

Anne Dewey Guerin 

Joan DeVore Roth 

Elizabeth Doucett Neill* 

Marie Gaffney Barry* 

Margaret Gilchrist Livingston 

Decca Gilmer Frackelion 

Ethel Gurney Betz 

Helen Gwmn Wallace 

Louise Hathaway Doelker 

Rulh Himphill Debuys 

Emory //(// Hex* 

Barbara Holman Whitcomb* 

Ethel James M iburn 

Louise Kirk Headlev* 

Elizabeth Lancaster Washburn 

Louise Lembeck Reydel* 

Helen Anne Littleton Hausiein* 

Lucy Lloyd* 

Jane Loveland Byerts* 

Anita Loving Lewis 

Gertrude Marill Stanchfield 

J oan Meacham Gay 

Belty Joe McNarney Williams* 

Henri Norman Pollock 

Sylvia Pethick Mahby 

Emmie Lou Phillips Lohmeyer 

Edna Schomaker Packard* 

Mary Scully Olney 

Shirley Shaw Daniel* 

Marjorie Soons Simpson 

Patricia Soremon Ackard* 

Betsy Tower Bennett* 

Edith Vongehr Bridges 

Helen Watson Hill 

Marion Webb S'-aw 

Dorothy ^'hite Cuniniings* 

Marianne White Southgale 

Mary Erskine White 

Frances Wilson Dowdey* 

Margaret Wilson Dickey 

Mary Worthington Foster 

Wilnia Zeisler Lee* 

1942— $486.00— 32% 

Agent: Virginia Beasley Holzer 
Cynthia Abbott Botsford* 
Janet Appell Phillips 
Anne Bwrett George* 
Mary Alice Bennett Dorrance 
Edith Brainerd Walter 
Eugenia Burnett Affel* 
Grace Bugg Mullrr-Thym 
Jeanne But by Runkle* 
Lucy Call Dabney* 
Siidie Clark Hanger* 
Katherine Cogg n-; 
Catherine Coleman* 
Elsie Diggs Orr 
Barbara Engh Croft 
Eloise English Davici 
Betsy Gilmer Tremain* 
Nancy Goldbarth Claser 
Laura Graves Howell 
Jane Hamilton McNaughton 
Betty Hanger Jones* 
Ann Hausiein Po terfield* 
Susannc Hogue Deas 
Shirley Houseman Nordhem* 
Dorothea Hutchings Price 
Janet Houstoun Davis 
Ruth Jacquot Temp-st 
Alice King Harrison'^ 
Grace Lanier Brewer 
Jessie Marr Strahman 
Frances Meek Yoimc 
Virginia Moomaw Hall 
Mary Moore Rutherfoord 
Dorothy Myers Morehead 
Polly Peyton Turner 
Mary Ruth Pierson Fischer 
Margaret Preston Newton 
Caro Quinn Foster 

October, 195^ 


Eleanor Ringer Earlcy 

Barbara Ripley Furniss* 

Hrlcn San ford* 

Sally Schatl van Allen 

Phyllis Sherman Barnes* 

Diana Stout Allen 

Alice Stveney Weed 

Edna Syska Peltier* 

Jane Taylor Lowell* 

Mary Ellen Thompson Beacli 

Margarel Troutman Harb.n 

Sally H alke Rogers 

Dap line U ilhington Adams 

Deb.^rali U ocd Davis* 

Douglas {foods Spriint 

1943— $41'1.00— 33% 
Agent: Anne McJiJukin Briber 

Sarah Louise 4i'am'^ Bii-.!! 

Margaret baker Kahin* 

Brooks Barnes 

Nancy Bukelhaupt Harris 

Barbara Bolles Miller 

Dorothy Campbell Scribner* 

El /.abetli Campbell Snearer 

Mary Carter Richardson 

Ka. .erim- Doar Jones 

Clare Eager Matthai 

Roselle Faulconer S'-ales 

Mary Ferguson Sandirs 

Janice Fitzgerald Wei ions 

Annabelle Forscli 

Fraiicf's Creng Petersmiycr 

Cam. lie Cuyton Guething 

Rozelia Hazard Potter 

Pauline Hudson 

Marguerite Hume 

Anne Jacobs Pakradooiii 

Esther Jett Holland 

Primrose Johnston Craven 

Lucy Kiker Jones 

Karen Kniskern White 

Mary Jane Lampton Middlelon 

Bft;y L^'ighlon Lane 

Angela Marston Beste 

Fay Martin Chandler 

EUie McCarthy Samson 

Fayette McDowell Willett 

Anne Mcjunkin Briber 

Caroline Miller McClintock 

Anne Mitchell Albyn 

Anne Noyes 

Merriam Packard Hubbard 

Nancy Pingree Drake 

Belly Braxton Preston 

Harr.ei Pullen 

Delia Puad 

Mary Page Ruth Foster 

Elizabeth Schmeisser Nelson 

Elizabeth Shepherd Scott 

Eftie Siegling Bowers 

Frances Simmons McCounell 

Dorothy Stauber Anderson 

Harriet Swenson Mnnschauer 

Margaret Swindell Dicki-rinan 

Fredda Turner Durham 

Mary Wheeler Hilliard 

Virginia White 

Louise Woodruff Angst 

]944_$492.50— 46% 

Agent: Alice Lancaster Buck 

Muriel Abrash Salzberg 
Dorolliv Beultell Smith 
Jeiin B.'anton Stelil 
Bealrin- Boericke 
Norma Bradley Arnold 
Anne Bowen Broadus 
Marguerite Brendlinger Robinson 
Connie Sue Budlong Myrirk 
Helen Cantey Woodbridge 
Janet Chenciy Conway 
Lucile Christmas Brewster 
Barbara Clark Utley 
Eli^ab^th Corpening Andrews 
Helen Crump Ciitl.-r 
Dorotliv Denny Sulton 
Elien Boyd Hi' al 
Mr.i Ktheridge Wood 
Martha Falk Vallery 
Mildred Faulconer Bryant 
Hazel Fellner Tultln 
Joan ape Lewis 

Eleanor Gocdspeed Abbott 

Margaret Gordon 

Virginia Griffith Morton 

Be.ty Haierty Smith 

Sloan Hawkins 

Alice Hepburn 

Leslie Merrick Dan ford 

Frances Hester Dor net te 

Mart a Lee Hoffman McCoy 

Sydney Holmet Bales 

Anne Hynson Rump 

Alice Johnson Fessenden 

Alice Lancaster Buck 

Anita Lippi'.t Clay 

M.ldred Littleford Camm 

Paulett Long Taggart 

Frances Longino Schroder 

Florence Loveland Swanbeck 

Hannah Mallory Perkins 

Anne Moore Reniinglon 

Carl sle Morrissett Branch 

Virginia Noyes Fillsbury 

Ruth O'Keefe Kennedy 

Franny Peltit O'Halloran 

Fvelyn Prellow Ortnlslon 

Jane Rice McPherson 

Murrell Rickards Bowden 

Ana.fta'iia Sadowsky Anderson 

Ann Seguin BritI 

Mar on >ihanley Jacobs 

Louise Smith Norton 

Palr'cia St ckney 

Adeline Taylor Nunez 

P.,yil 3 Tenney Dowd 

Call erine Tift Porter 

Elizabeth Vaughan Bishop 

Mar> Walker Van de Water 

Virginia Anne Watts 

Patricia Whitaker Waters 

Eriiestip.e White 

Marjorie Willetts Maiden 

Eli^abeth Chauncey William; Meyer 

Marjorie Woods Williamson 


Agent: Audrey Betts 
Kjthryn Agee Atkins 
Mary Anderson Bowli y 
Leila Barnes Cheatham 
Audrey Betts 
Doreen Brugger Wetz^g 
L.ll.i Burnrtt F.dker 
WyLne Chapman Sayler 
Anna Mary Chidester Heywood 
Jane Clarke Morrow 
Esther Cunningham Shay 
Helen Davis Wohlers 
V.rginia Decker Dudley 
Anne Dickson Jordan 
Hulda'i Edens Jackson 
Alice Edwards Davenport 
Margol Enrlght 
EuRcn a Etheridge Falk 
Mary Kat' ryn Frye Hemphill 
I<!abel Gaylord 
Edith Page Gtll Breakell 
Ellen Gilliam Perrv 
Ann Cladnev Renibert 
Helen Gravalt 
Betty Gray G'av 
Ellen Gray Wilson 
Mary Haskins King 
Lolta Hechf Morgan 
Marv Herbert Taylor 
Elizabeth Hicks Pollak 
Hilda Hude Vo:ght 
Margaret Jones Wyllie 
Elizabeth Joseph Boykin 
Marion Keddy Lee 
Marjorie Koonre McGregor 
Inloinc.te LeBris Maynard 
Joyce Livermore Foust 
Ruth Longmire Wagner 
Mary Elizabeth Love Orlh 
Jane Mrlunkin HiitTman 
Ann McLean Loomis 
Joanne Morgan Hartman 
J"an Moores 
Calher'ne Pri-ce Bass 
Ann Richey Oliver 
Jean Ridler Fa'^-rcnbach 
Jane Spiegel Steel 
Murf,a'ct Swann Norris 
Anne Walker Somcrvilii- 
Harrett Wilt'-ox Gearbart 
Elizabeth ZuHck Reuter 

1946— $419.50-38% 
Agent : Nancy Dowd Burton 

Rosemary Ashby DashieP. 

Betty Ann Bass Norr.s 

Joan Berend Moise 

Marguerite Brink Feuer 

Julia Bristow 

Katherine Brooks Augustine 

Flora Cameron Kampmann 

.lean Carter Telford 

Elinor Clement Littleton 

Carroll Cone Cozart 

Dorot .y Corcoran Hartzer 

Beatrice Dinguell Loos 

Nancy Dowd Burton 

Ruth Drubych Zimmerman 

Georgiana Ellis 

Alice Eubank 

Mary Wallis Evans Landruni 

Crutcher Field Harrison 

El.zabeth Fruit Metzenthin 

Helen Graeff 

Noma Greene Robinson 

Betsy Gurley Hewson 

MariWn Hannah Crocker 

Anne Hill Edwards 

Mary Lou Holton 

Palm our Holme ^ Mclntire 

Barbara Hood Sprunt 

Ruth Houston 

Julia Jerman Neal 

Adeline Jones Voorhees 

Ariana fones Wiltke 

Lucy Charles Jones Eendall 

Shields Jones Harrs 

Alice Anne Kennedy Neel 

Mary Elizabeth Kent Page 

Eleanor Myers Cole 

Helen Murchison Lane 

Hallie Tom .Vt-t9« Powell 

Annt Owens Mueller 

Jeanne Parham Coors 

Jean Pollard Kline 

Ellen Robbins Red 

Caroline Rudulph Sellers 

Margaret Sibley Lewis 

Chanotte Sprunt Murchison 

Lee Stevens Gravely 

Jessie Strickland Elcock 

Martha Anne Sfubbs Fitzs^mmons 

Ellen Thackray 

Josephine Thomas Collins 

Martha Titterington Reid 

Margaret Todd Fanning 

Mary Van de venter 

Mary Vinton 

Nancy Waite Ward 

Barbara Warner 

Lillian West Parrott 

Louise Wilbourn 

Virginia Wynii 

Edwina I'oung Call 

1947— $341.50— 26% 

Agent: Maria Tucker 

Elizabeth Abbot Avcrell 

Nancy Alexander Blaney 

Janet Amilon Wagner 

Cynthia Bemiss Stuart 

Eleanor Bosworlh 

Judith Burnett Halsey 

Blair Burwerll May 

Elizabeth Caldwell 

Eleanor Cnimrine Stewart 

Catherine Fitzgerald Booker 

Suzanne FitzgeraCd Van Home 

Frances Gardner Curtis 

Barbara Golden 

Maria Gregory Ta!)b 

Jean Hazlehurst Cone 

Virginia Jllges Norman 

Anne Jackson Ragland 

Alice Joseph Davis 

Mary Jane Land Cleveland 

Joan McCoy 

Mary Stuart McGuire Gilliam 

Suzette Morton Sorenson 

Elizabeth Mullen 

Katherine Munter Derr 

Jean Old 

Margaret Redfern 

Elizabeth Ripley 

Yvonne Sams Struthers 

Virginia Shackelford Poindexter 

Meredith Slane Finch 

Martha Smith Smith 

Maria Tucker 

Frances Ulmer Conley 

Susan Van Cleve Riehl 

Trudy Vars Harris 

-\iin ff ebb Moses 

Margaret Ellen While Van Burcn 

Mary Josephine Williams Ducketl 

Mary Frances Wood 

Isabel 7ulick Ri.oadea 

194S— SST7.50— 40='> 
Agent: Anne Ryland Ricks 

Mary Jo Armstrong 

Beatrice Backer Simpson 

Mary Barrett Robertson 

Jenne B. lie Bclchel 

Julia Blfikev Brown 

Hariotte Bland Coke 

Marion Bower 

El.zabeth Bramham Lee 

Annabelle Brock Badrow 

Betty Lou Bruton Lyons 

Alice Bu'.man Bellows 

Patricia Cansler Covington 

Drusilla Christian 

Patricia D.-iniron 

Martha Davis 

Louise DeVore Towers 

Helen Elliott Sockwell 

Closey Faulkner 

Martha Frye Terry 

Martha Ellen Garrison Anncas 

Elizabeth Gibson 

Eve Godchaux Hirsch 

Patricia Goldin 

Blair Craves 

Elizabeth Graves Perkinson 

Constance Hancock 

Suzanne Hardy Beau fori 

Carolyn Irvine 

Betty Ann Jackson Ryan 

Patricia Jenney Nielsen 

Diane King 

Tenipe Kyser Alams 

Audrey Lahman Ro'^selot 

Jane Leach Cromwell 

Eima Lie 

Jane Luke 

Maddin Lupton McCallie 

Faith Mattison 

Martha Mansfield Clement 

Jeanne Morrell Carlington 

Josephine Neal 

Ann Orr Sa\age 

Martha Owen 

Ann Paxson 

Sarah Pearre 

Hel.n Pender Withers 

Judith Perkins L!?wellyn 

Mary Pierce 

Betsy Plunkett 

Eleanor Potts Snodgrass 

Bess Pratt 

Caroline Rankin Mapother 

Ann Ryland Ricks 

Martha Rowan Hyder 

Marguerite Rucker Elicit 

Ann Sam ford Upchurc'- 

Jan.* Shopsmith Newcnmb 

Patricia Smith Nelson 

Nancy Snider Martin 

Ruth Street Ide 

Elinor Taylor Houa'i 

Patricia Traugotf Rixev 

Constance Tunn-'ll Bond 

Cornelia Wattlcy 

Bess W hile Gregory 

Virginia Wurzbach Vsrdy 

1949— $498.00-46% 

Agent: Alice Trout 
Carolyn Aubrey Humphries 
Sally Ayres Shroyer 
Margery Babcock 
Julia Baldwin Vi'axter 
Catherine Bnrneit Brown 
Petty Blair Gosling 
El zabelh Brown 
Mary Frances Brown Ballard 
Joan Becker 
Patricia Brown 


AlumiMe News 

Carolyn Cannady Evans 

Caroline Casey McGehee 

Susan Corning Whitla 

Catherine Cox 

M.irgar<'t Cromwell Tipper 

AlicL- D-ilini 

Patricia Daiin Robinson 

Elizabet i UltsIiucIc 

June Eager Finney 

Julia Easley Mak 

Ann Eustis 

Annr f/ery Bryan 

Marcia Fowler 

Rulhie Garrett Preufel 

Zola G.inison 

Goode Geer 

Mary Virginia Grigsby Mallell 

Catharine Hardivick Efird 

Katharine Hart 

Ann Henderson 

Preston Hodges Hill 

Ann-Barrett Holmes Bryan 

Marilyn Hopkins Bamborough 

Nancy Jones Worcester 

June Krebs 

Brantley Lamberd Bcllins; 

Margaret Lawrence Bowers 

Palricia Levi Barn"tt 

Saliie Legg BeMartine 

Margaret Long Frea^ 

Joan McCarthy Whiteman 

Sarah Melcker Jarvis 

Alberta Pew Baker 

France* Pope Pruitt Jones 

Martha Quynn Maples 

Ellen Ramsay 

Kalhcrinf Royal Gate 

Elizabeth Ruth Cleaver 

Mimi Serimis Dann 

Sally Strickland Johnson 

Jane Taylor Is 

Jtan Taylor 

Elizabeth Trueheart 

Kallarine Veasey Goodwn 

Mary Louise Wagner Cramblct 

Elizabeth Wellford Bennett 

Margaret Woods Tillett 

1950— $532.00— 3ro 

Agent: Diana Dent 
Caroline Barley 
Ann Betser Asher 
Mary Waller Berkeley 
Anne Brennarnan Moore 
Edith Brooke Robertson 
Judith Campbell- Canipb-'ll 
Nancy Carter Jewell 
Cat.iarine Clark Rasmussen 
Frances Cone 
Mary Rose Crisp Warren 
Maiianne Delacorte Holland 
Diane Dent 

Diane Dietrich Shepherd 
Cynthia Ann Ellis Dunn 
Betty Elmore 
Barbara Favill Marshall 
Marilyn Fisher Hanford 
Deborah Freeman Cooprr 
Margaret GVt* Bullfi-.hl 
Joann GuHck 
Elise Habenicht 
Pat Halloran 
Marian Holmes 
Anne Hubert 
Garland Hunter Davics 
Mary Lanman 
Kay Leroy Wing 
Margaret Lewis 
Joan LivJng&ton 
Bonnie Betli Loyd 
Frances Martin King 
Margaret McDonald 
Anne McVeer Blanken 
Dorothy Montague Shaw 
Louise Moore 
Margaret Murckison Corse 
Sydney Sue Overstreet Meredith 
Anne Peyton 

Julia Richardson Shannon 
Betsey Sawyer Hodges 
Lacy Skinner Eckardl 
Lola Steele Shepiierd 
Elizabeth Todd 
Elizabeth White 

Ellen Wilkerson 
Dorothy Wood 
El.zabeth Worthington 
Bettye IT' right Schneider 
Miriam H'yse Lmsky 

1951— $519.79— 40?o 
Agent: Jane Clark 

Kitty Arp 

Rosalie Ban inger Wornham 

Patricia Anne B irtcm 

Barbara Birt 

Betty Brawner 

Dori^ Brcdy Rosen 

Nancy ELen Bruinbach 

Nancy Keen Buttcrworth 

I'l'ggy Chisholm Boxley 

Jane Clark 

Louise Coleman 

Arna LosHe Cootidge Richard :on 

Margery Davidson Rucker 

Joan Claire Davl ^ 

Ruth Clarkson 

Janet Crane 

Carln dc Creny Levin 

Eleanor Davis 

Etta Cr.iig Dck 

Georgia DreJsbach 

Wingfield Ellis 

Mary Jane Emery Barnhilj 

Mary Eriksen 

Terry Faulkner 

Joan Floir 

Mary Jane French Hall. day 

Nedia Greer 

St, Claire Hayden 

Joan Hess 

At. by J.-nkins 

Ann Kilpatrick Webster 

ioan Kuehnle 

Barbara Easier 

Constance Leisy 

Suzanne Lockley 

Patric-'a Lynas 

Ruth Magee 

Eugen.a Ellis Ma-un 

Jean Molyneux 

Jane Mnoreheld 

Ann Mountcastl- Gamble 

Susan Dstrander 

\rn P.t.-.<:-h 

Kalherine Phini/v 

Jean Rarululph Bruns 

Mary Virginia Roberts 

Lucy Regcster 

Ursula Reimer 

Diane Richmond 

Carol Ann Rolstcn Toulmin 

Ann Sheldon Tiylor 

Ann S.n>,heimer 

Nan Slrna 

Martha Slaley 

Jean Stapleton Hellier 

Mary Street 

Susan Taylor 

Joan Vail 

Ann Van Norden 

.'Vngie Vaugban 

Joanne Williams Ray 

Gifts to the College 

The following alumnae contributed directly to the 

Eugenia Grijjiii Burnett, lOg 
Ivlary Huntington Harrison, '30g 
Sara Shallenherger Brown, '32g 
Josephine Hjpp Willingham, '38g 
Blair Bt/rutll May, '47g 
Blair Graves, '48g 
Anne G. Peyton, '50g 

Alumnae also contributed generously to the Emily 
Helen Dutton Scholarship Fund and to the Ames 
Greenhouse Fund. 

1952— S15.00 

Leila Booth Morris 
Frances Street S-Tiitli 

1953— S21.00 

Sara Ironmonger 
Anne Phelps 
Carolyn Tolbert 

1954— $2.00 

Eliza Lloyd March 

Your Contribution 
to the 1952-53 
Alumnae Fund 





October, 1952 


New Faculty 
New Courses 

EIGHT new appointments to the Sweet Briar faculty have 
been made for this year. They include Miss Mary Ellen 
Davis, instructor in Spanish, Dikran Y. Hadidian, in- 
structor in religion. Dr. Peter Penzoldt, assistant professor 
of German and Classics, John B. Rust, assistant professor 
of Spanish, Dr. Luke Smith, assistant professor of soci- 
ology. Miss Louise Swett, instructor in physical education, 

and Miss Katherine Wright, visiting professor of chemis- 
try. Miss Howland and Miss Sarah Ramage who have 
taught before at Sweet Briar will again be instructing 
this year in the Biology and English departments, 

Six new courses will augment Sweet Briar's liberal arts 
curriculum this coming year. They include a general Biol- 
ogy course, classical mythology. History of Christianity 
from the Apostolic Age to the Present, a seminar course 
for Spanish majors, topical studies in Sociology and History 
and Philosophy of the Dance. Two other courses — one in 
speech and one m the works of Homer and Plato ha\e 
been revised. 

G. O. P. 

(Continued from piige 3) 

an elected, representative, fair-minded Committee. Ike 
delegates elected at District conventions had sent in their 
credentials. Taft rump delegates had done likewise. So 
the G. O. P. National Committee declared that contests 
existed and referred seven District delegates back to the 
Taftite State Central Committee. It was a case of 
"I'll be the judge and I'll be the jury. 
"I'll sentence each one and condemn him to death. " 
The State Committee met in Shreveport and promptly de- 
cided all seven contests in their own favor. 

By this time the shape of things to come had materialized 
in Texas at Mineral Wells. The whole country was 
aroused. The Ike-men in Texas had turned out by the 
thousands and won overwhelmingly. We in Louisiana had 
won by the hundreds. However, in our state, as I have 
said, a voter can be enfranchised in one party only. In 
Texas, as in many other states, no formal party affiliation 
is required. 

We made our reservations lor Chicago. The Old Guard 
assured us that they had "thrown some procedure at us." 
1 quote again from the same Guardsman: "Do you think 
that the Credentials Committee at the Convention examines 
these disputes? 'Okay, buddy, tell your story. That's all. 
Okay, thank you. Next case.' That's what Wisdom will 
get at the Convention. ... In the showdown they'll wheel 
and deal." 

We refused to believe that no issue could be genuine, 
that everything would be stacked in advance. What hap- 
pened in Chicago justified "the callow optimism of the 
amateur." Under the glaring lights of the TV cameras, 
under the watchful eyes of the American people, we did 
win. We were not just dealt in. One old pro-Taft Cre- 
dentials Committee member said: "Boys, I just can't go 
with this. These people have had their eye-balls stolen!" 

Perhaps this man had seen the light. Again, perhaps he 
just saw the lights of all those TV sets! 

Anyway, there was never such a day — or night — for us 
as the night we were seated at the Convention. To the 
tune of "Way Down Yonder in New Orleans " we took 
over the Louisiana Standards. We are determined to hold 
them high. My husband, John Minor Wisdom, was elected 
to the National Committee and we have an active New 
Republican Committeewoman. 

We have begun an all-out campaign for Ike in our state. 
We expect to carry it. In North Louisiana there are en- 
thusiastic groups of voters who have recently gone ahead 
and registered their convictions. We are hopeful of forc- 
ing the recognition of numerous newly-formed Republican 
Parish Committees, so essential to party expansion and 

The South is ready for a re-alignment of parties. The 
Dixiecrat movement, now run down, thank goodness, was 
indicative of this readiness. Damnyankee is no longer one 
word. The New Republican slogan will be, "If you think 
Republican, register and vote Republican!" We hope to 
be saying at least a good, loud "Boo!" to the local Demo- 
crats within the next four years. 

Is it work? An 11th ward leader and I went to call on 
Mr. Haggerty, the Sheriff of Orleans Parish, to check on 
some commissioner procedure. Mr. Haggerty is an out- 
standing public servant and patiently answered our ques- 
tions. He said, as we departed, "'Young'-' ladies, I com- 
mend you. LInselfish political activity is the obligation of 
the right-thinking citizen. All that will be required of you 
is that you give up your spare moments at home, your 
flower garden, your bridge games, your children's hobbies, 
as well as your own, and, of course, your husband's but- 
tons and socks." 

Mr. Haggerty is not far from wrong. 

Mr. H.iggert)' is Irish 


Ahimihie News 


^xt JWcmoriam 

Jeanie McDoihild Whllford, '51, August 5, 1952 


Secretin)' : Needed ! 

Fun^ Agent: Mary Clark (Mrs. Clarence 
Bloss Rogers), 205 Beverly Road, N. E., 
Atlanta, Ga. 

Here I am again with no news ! 

You will hear from me in the future in 
a new role. I have been promoted to Fund 
Agent, so get your piggy banks out and 
fill them for the good of old S.B.C. 

Remember 1953 is Class Reunion. We 
do want to prove our class spirit by a 
creditable record when we meet again ! 


Secretary: Frances Pennypacker, 517 
Main St., Phoenixville, Pa. 
fftW Agent: Anna Wills (Mrs. Josiah F. 
Reed), 501 Waverly Rd., Progress, Harris- 
burg, Pa. 

The response to my cards has been ex- 
cellent and I thank you all heartily. 

Margaret Grant is living in her house in 
Scarsdale this summer and may remain 
there for the winter. Her daughter Peggy 
who has been Publicity Director of the 
N. Y. Cerebral Palsy Campaign, is living 
with her. Harold is with the army in 
Tokyo. He received the medal of honor in 
his Leadership School company at Aberdeen 
just before he left. Leslie and her family 
are in Middlebruy, Vt., where her husband 
will be teaching next year. 

Clare Erck Fletcher writes that her daugh- 
ter, Anne-Louise, '51 at Sweet Briar, gradu- 
ated cum laude this June from the Uni- 
versity of Florida. She was elected to Phi 
Beta Kappa in her senior year and is a 
member of Tri Delta social sorority. She 
will be married in November to William 
Carol Gray of Ocala, Fla. Clare continues 
to teach voice and piano. 

Louise Weisiger writes from the Bar- 
bizon-Plaza in New York where she has 
been spending her vacation. She is still 
working hard at her interesting job as Di- 
rector of Research for the Richmond Public 

Dorothea Eaglesfield Bridgman sends 
us the sad news of her husband's death last 
November. This fall Dorothea is going to 
be head of Lawrence House at Smith. 

Agnes Hood Gronemeyer sends news of 
her family. Her older daughter, Mrs. Harry 
Lawson Wise, lives in Charleston, W. Va., 
with her three children and her husband 
who is a research chemist with the Carbide 
& Carbon Chemical Co. Her younger 
daughter, Jean, teaches in Lane High 
School, Charlottes\"ille, Va. She is a gradu- 
ate of Randolph-Macon Women's College 
and this summer is touring in Norway, 
Sweden, France and England. Her son John 
is a camp supervisor in a scout camp near 
Carlisle, Pa. She says that she and Nina 
Allen Thrasher are the oldest S.B. alumnae 
in their locale. 

Anna Wills Reed, our new fund agent, 
writes that her son, Capt. Wm. Reed, A. F., 
has returned with his wife and small son 
born in Greenland. Capt. Josiah R, Reed, 
Jr., is with the 8th Medical Group Air 
Force in Korea, and her daughter, Jane, is 
a junior research analyst with the Pennsyl- 
vania Employment Service. Her daughter, 
Ann, was graduated in June from Green 
Mt. Junior College. 

Enid Sipe Brent is spending two months 
in her mountain cabin, "Topside," in Vir- 
ginia, but loves living in Florida the rest 
of the year. She says that Antoinette Camp 
Hagood, '16g, was in Europe this summer. 

Helen McCary Ballard has two married 
sons and they have provided her with two 
granddaughters and a grandson. She has 
just returned from a three months trip to 

Marjorie DuShane Stedman and her hus- 
band have enjoyed a vacation in Vancouver. 
British Columbia, at a hotel on English 
Bay. They flew to Seattle to visit her daugh- 
ter, Phyllis, and her two-year-old grandson, 
Steve. She says that Henrietta Wadncorth 
Blodgett is living in Horse Shoe. N. C, 
and her daughter, Betty, who is married to 
a flier, is now in England. 

Catherine Burns Boothby has been living 
for the past year in Albuquerque where she 
and her husband have built a home on the 
mesa overlooking the Sandia Mts. They left 
Sweden in October, 1950, planning to go 
to Singapore for a year where Walter had 
accepted a position as visiting professor at 
the LIniversity of Malaya. Because of the 
world situation he was asked by the Air 
Force to return to the LISA to act as Re- 
search Advisor of the School of Aviation 

Medicine at Randolph Field. They spent 9 
months in Texas. Now he is doing re- 
search medicine at the Lovelace Foundation 
in Albuquerque. 

Flora Howe Freer, who was my freshman 
roommate, has been a widow for five years. 
She is alone except for visits from her 
sister, also a widow. Flora is teaching in 
the high school. This summer she and her 
sister have had a jaunt to California. 

Mary Pennypacker Davis, '16g, who was 
ill most of the winter and spring, was re- 
cuperating in the Catskills this summer. 
Her youngest son, Jim, was graduated from 
Princeton with honors in English this June 
and is now in the service at Ft. Belvoir. 
Her oldest son. Bill, has been in Europe 
this summer and will return to teach at the 
^'ebb school in Claremont, Cal. 

Elmyra Pennypacker Yerkes, '20g, has 
spent two months in Europe this summer 
travelling with her husband, his daughter 
and son-in-law and three grandchildren. 
They have had a delightful trip, visiting 
Italy, France, Switzerland and England. In 
London she saw E\elyn Pluninur Read, '23, 
and her husband. Dr. Conycrs Read. Dr. 
Read is working on a book on Lord Bur- 
leigh and while he works in the British 
Musuem, Evelyn is working at the Records 
Office translating 16th Centuiy French 

Your secretary has been an amateur nurse 
this year. Mary Davis stayed with me for 
a month last spring recuperating and "Miss 
Ann, " aged 88, who has lived with me for 
a number of years died late in August. 
Aside from a Fourth of July week end in 
Salem, N. J., I have been closely tied to 
home and routine chores. 


President: Mary Bissell (Mrs. Earl Rid- 
ler). 608 Lindsay Rd., Wilmington, Del. 
Secretary: DoROTHY Grammer (Mrs. Harry 
Croyder), -14 Kent Place Blvd.. Summit, 
N. J. 

fund Agent: Rachel Lloyd (Mrs. Hoyt 
Holton), 2318 Densmore Dr., Toledo 6, 

Polly Bissell Ridler. Bertha Pfister Wailes 
and I had a wonderful time at our 35th 
reunion. It was too bad that more of us 
could not be there. However, Polly heard 

October, 1952 



to order your magazines through 
the Alumnae Office 

It costs no more yet it provides 
excellent profit for the Alumnae 
Association. New subscriptions 
and renewals on all magazines 
quickly handled. 

from quite a number and she pasted the 
questionnaires and their answers and 
pictures in a scrapbook that was on display. 

1 will start with our president. Polly has 
a chemical engineer husband and four chil- 
dren. The eldest, Jean, who is married, 
graduated in ■4'5 from Sweet Briar. Polly 
has twin sons and a daughter Ann who is 
married and has a baby son. 

Henrietta Crump gave us the biggest 
thrill by writing that she was married in 
March to Willson Harrison of Richmond. 

Rachel Lloyd Holton has two Sweet Briar 
daughters — '45 and '46 graduates. The 
oldest girl has two little boys, one two 
years old and one four months. 

Ruth McUrary Logan leads an interesting 
life. She and her husband took a cruise 
along the east coast of South America last 
winter, their second visit. She seems to 
whip back and forth across the continent 
fairly regularly. 

Inez Skillerii Reller sent a wonderful ac- 
count of her daughter's wedding with many 
pictures which were pasted m the scrap- 

Bertha Pfiitei Wailes we have reason to 
be proud of. She is assistant professor of 
sociology at Sweet Briar. She has done 
much work in Home Demonstration Clubs 
in the county, is a member of the Board 
of 'Visitors of the University of 'Virginia, 
member of the Board of Directors of the 
'Va. Medical Service Assn., etc. She had 
us all to her home near Mt. San Angelo 
for our class picTiic. 

Mary VChitehead 'Van Hyning's daughter 
Patricia was married in May. 'We hear 
that Genie S/eelc Hardy lost her husband. 

Elizabeth Sf-ihi Lytle is living in Bur- 

lington, 'Vt., where her youngest son is at- 
tending the University. She has four chil- 
dren — all married except the youngest 
boy. She has six grandchildren. 

Margaret Gibson Bowman writes that her 
husband — a U. S. Army Colonel retired — 
has iust recuperated from a severe heart at- 
tack and that the illness of her father 
necessitated her cancelling her trip to Eu- 
rope this summer but she hopes to go this 
fall. She has one son. 

Esther Nebeiizahl Tepper's husband is a 
physician. She has two children, a married 
daughter and a son in the Foreign Service, 
stationed in Montevideo, 

Charlotte KHe Jenkins sent pictures of 
herself, children and grandchildren. 

Jane Tyler Griffith sent a special delivery 
letter to Polly during reunion expressing 
her regret at not being there. She wrote a 
charming letter and sent snapshots of her 
house and of her only child — Dalton, Jr., 
who is an ensign in the Navy, Jane writes 
that her husband died in 1950. 

Elsie Pjlmei Parkhurst leads a busy life 
with her three married children and six 
gr,indchildren living near her. Her youngest 
daughter, Elsie, Jr., expects to be married 
next spring. 

I have three children — Carl, David and 
Page. Carl and David graduated in 1950 
from Washington and Lee and our daugh- 
ter Page enters her iunior year at Sweet 
Briar in September. She is a most enthusi- 
astic Sweet Briarite and I am having a 
wonderful time going to college with her 
from my home in Summit, N. J. 

In the answers to the questionnaires, I 
see that all of us do a great deal of church 
work, community work, social service work 
and some of us political work. It looks as 
though we were all homemakers in the 
larger sense, . . . 

We wish we could have heard from all 
of you and seen those who live nearby. To 
all who have not been back in years, I say, 
"Do come!" It is the same wonderful 
place, more beautiful then ever and we can 
be prouder than ever that we are alumnae 
of Sweet Briar. 


CIjss Secretjry: 'VivIENNE Barkalow 
(Mrs. Stanley K. Hornbeck), 2139 Wyom- 
ing Avenue, N. W„ Washington 8, D. C. 
Fund Ageii/ -.Gertkvde KintzING (Mrs. 
James M. Wiltshire), 3409 W, Grace 
Street, Richmond, Virginia, 

The most important item of business at 
the moment is to begin planning for our 
35th reunion come next June. A little stag- 
gering to contemplate. As I think back 
to our 30th reunion, I am greatly cheered 
as those from our class who were present 
seemed not old or tottering — in fact we 
were as spry as when we left college in 
1918 or so we thought. With that in mind 
plan to come and see for yourself and see 
how much fun it is to be more mature 
and obiective and yet full of fun and vigor. 
It will give your spirits a great lift (if 

they need it). Give notice now — no baby 
silling during Commencement Time 1953. 
In due course, our esteemed class president. 
Cornelia Ciinoll Gardner will be writing 
you in greater detail. And speaking of 
Cornelia she and Kinloe have moved to 
Bedford. 'Virginia, where he is the execu- 
tive secretary of the Board of Super\isors 
of Bedford County. They both "like Bed- 
ford immensely. " Cornelia, in the short 
time that they have been in Bedford, has 
seen many of the "pals, " including Claudine 
Hutter, log, Frances Henderson Houff, A, 
who says that Jane, 17g, is in Richmond, 
"one of the head instructors at St. Christo- 
phers Boys' School." On a recent trip to 
Richmond Cornelia saw Josephine Payne 
Miller. 19g. who "was looking very well 
and seemed full of pep. " She also saw 
Louise Hammond Skinner, 19g, who is Di- 
rector of the 'Virginia Room' in Miller and 
Rhodes, "where the high style clothes are 
featured. " Louise is building a house near 
the one Isabel Luke 'VC'itt. 19g, owns." 

Sorry to say that the ne%vs of our class 
is mighty meager but the "Bulb Business" 
had the NX'ashington Bulb Committee work- 
ing right through until the middle of 
August. A labor of love, I assure you, but 
so well worth it. Just can't resist a plug 
for the "bulbs. " So. my letters asking for 
news were late in getting out. Please for- 

Catherine Marshall Shuler, 18g. writes 
that on her return from the Cape she found 
my letter and goes on to say "The family 
is flourishing and to me most entertaining 
and absorbing. Our travels have been in 
this country as mother is failing quite 
rapidly." All will be delighted to know her mother is not too ill to permit of 
travel — only wish Katie had said where the 
travels took her and the family. She cordi- 
ally invites any of us who are in or near 
Des Moines to please- let her know. 

Elizabeth Loutnan Hall, 18g, is on the 
list of travelers. "We did enioy a jlyhig 
(at that point she draws a picture of a 
plane) trip to California to visit relatives 
and see the sights. We came home by way 
of New Orleans and more sights — all very 
enjoyable. " 

Jane Prati Belts 18g, writes as of August 
9: "Walter and I have just returned from 
a two weeks trip spent up in the mountains 
of N. C. We drove around some of the 
T.V.A. projects and found a couple of de- 
lightful spots to rest. And rest was what 
we needed." While one sonin-law was 
moving office from Tampa to Jacksonville 
daughter (sorry, Jane, I can't read the name 
of said daughter) and her two daughters 
spent a couple of months with Jane. Her 
other daughter, Nancy, with husband and 
three children will spend November and 
December with Jane, And now for an- 
other quote and I do wish you all would 
take it to heart. "When the Alumnae 
Magazine comes I look for 1918 news and 
am so disappointed when I don't see any- 
thing from some of the gang. Wish they 
would all write just a dab, anyway." — And 
I ditto that and plenty ! 

Charlotte More Meloney is another of 


Alumnae News 

those gals who gets about. Her opening 
paragraph was music to my ears. "The 
bulb project sounds most interesting and I 
hope you will tell more about it in 'our' 
column. (See page 6). Mother and I 
spent a week end recently with a friend 
who has 15,000 bulbs in her Spring garden, 
so I'm bulb conscious right now." Just 
guess who will be on the trail of the 
"friend" come next spring. The end of June 
Charlotte took off, with Catherine Toiis- 
miere Ross, A, and started out for Long 
Lake, Wisconsin, to visit Helen Browne 
Hobart, A. "I had roomed with Helen's 
sister Katherine Broivne Camlin, 17g, my 
first year at S.B. and Catherine Ross roomed 
with Helen the following year. They hadn't 
seen each other since 1915. Charlotte's 
daughter, Marion, and her daughter. De- 
bora Lowe, age 1 1 months, spent August 
with her. Her son, John, has moved to 
Lebanon, N. H., where he is reporter and 
circulation manager in his area for the 
Manchester Union Leader. On her way 
home from visiting son and "his lovely" 
Virginia she stopped at Essex on Lake 
Champlain to see the very interesting Gun- 
boat "Philadelphia." 

Word comes from Gertrude Kintzing 
XX'iltshire, 18g, of the news of the death 
of Margaret Mc'Vey's, 18g, brother on 
August 1 3 at his summer home in Glouster. 
I know that Mags countless friends extend 
to her sincerest sympathy. Gertrude also 
wrote that Mag had spent several months 
last winter in the west. Gertrude plans a 
trip to Erie, Pa., the middle of October. 

And now we come to Marianne Martin's. 
18g, cow and its offspring. "My cows' first 
calf was a little bull calf and he has turned 
out to be a runt. Sophy, the mother, didn't 
have much milk (Herefords never do) 
Two young heifers were in the pasture with 
her and nursed them instead of letting the 
little fellow get his food. Finally he had 
to be given milk from a milch cow! The 
farmer saved his life but then came a dry 
season and the grass wasn't good — and so 
instead of being big and husky now he is 
only pint size. Sophy is by way of having 
another calf now and we hope for better 
luck next winter." Sounds more complicat- 
ing than bringing up babies. Marianne 
never stops doing things and at the moment 
she is on the verge of launching with the 
local Lions Club a Great Books Discussion 
Group. She is getting a new bookmobile 
with all the shelving on the inside. She 
attended the American Library Assoc, con- 
ference in N. Y. and while there stayed 
with her brother, George, whom we all re- 
member was at the U. of "Va. while Mari- 
anne was at S. B. He is a Veep of Ameri- 
can Cyanamid Company. 

My thanks again to those of you who 
helped make our column so full of news 
last October and also to those of you who 
were so good as to write me pleasant com- 
ments on it. Stanley and I spent last 
Thanksgiving at Sea Island where we had 
much fun with my great God-son. While 
there we again enjoyed seeing Miss McLaws 
and her family, all very well. Since the 
middle of January I have been "bulbing it " 

and how ! The minute we wound up the 
'52 campaign Stanley and I took ourselves 
to Bigwin Inn in Canada, where we stayed 
for ten days, then Ottawa, Montreal, Que- 
bec and onto Dartmouth from where this 
column is being written. Stanley is here 
for a week and we are staying at the Inn. 
From here we spend a couple of weeks 
touring New England and on home by the 
end of September. I must be there, willy 
nilly, by the first week in October as our 
agent from Holland will meet with the 
Washington Bulb Committee during that 
time to make our plans for 1953. Be see- 
ing you come next commencement. 


President: Elizabeth Huber (Mrs. William 
Welch), Sunset Rd., Laverock Hills, Glen- 
side, Pa. 

Secretary: Marion Walker (Mrs. L. K. 
Niedlinger), 3 Elm St., Hanover, New 

Fund Aaent: Ruth Hazler (Mrs. Aloysius 
B. McDonald), 826 Dayton Ave., Wash- 
ington Court House, Ohio. 

Reunion 1952: Julia Beni/er Moss and 
Ruth F/ske Steegar, Elizabeth Hither Welch, 
Beulah Norris, and I wished for you all, 
for it was a fine time, and so good to see 
old friends. Margaretta Carper MacLeod 
came out from Lynchburg for Step Singing. 
Elizabeth Canady Long was there for Com- 

mencement and Emily Moon Spilman came 
for the annual alumnae meeting and stayed 
for the banquet. We were all delighted 
with Sweet Briar's new president. Her clear 
way of speaking, plus her colorful, at- 
tractive appearance made each ceremony a 
joy to attend. She was cordiality itself to 
us old grads, and conducted the whole 
week end in a most charming manner. Our 
hearts swelled with pride at Commence- 
ment exercises over special mention given 
to our own Beulah Norris for her outstand- 
ing work as Chairman of the Fund. 

All Sweet Briar looked perfectly beauti- 
ful. Helen MacMahon took us on a tour 
of refurbished Sweet Briar House. So good, 
as always, to see Helen and the house is 
lovely. We had fun on the class picnic 
Sunday night and Lantern Night, after- 
wards, was as beautiful as we'd heard it 
was. Commencement itself was thrilling. 
Regret to say I could stay no longer. 

Saw Bus Fobl Kerr this summer, on her 
way through N. H. One son, last year at 
Harvard Business School, and one, a junior 
in High School. Gert Dally Massie's daugh- 
ter Adrianne, is entering Ethel Walker's 
this fall. Had a good visit with Rhoda 
Allen Worden and her husband in July. 
The Neidlingers are sailing for Oslo the 
middle of September, points south all the 
way to Italy — home in December. Expect 
return postcards in January. Please answer. 
And do respond to the Alumnae Fund 

You Are Cordiallv Invited to Attend 





Dr. Theodore M. Greene, Master of Silliman College, 
Yale University, Robert Brink and Daniel Pinkham, 
Harpsichord and Violin Duo, The National Symphony 
Orchestra, Miss Iren Marik, soloist. 

October, 1952 



_S/.;//.////^;^. ;iy/ -•' r/^,'!, I s|Hi K /'/i //'/>■'// RoBBINS, SaRAH 

Jamison, Theodora Mnyhaiik Williams, Emily ]ones 
Hodge, Elva Ouisenberry Marks, Margaret Cramer 
Crane, Nar Warren Taylor. Seated, left to right, 
Daphne Bunl'ing Blair, Claire Hanner Arnold, Mad- 
eline Brown Wood, Margaret Leigh Hopes. 

By Elizabeth MatJoeics Wallace, '27g 

Your new secretary, Jo Siioudeii Durham, designated 
me to relay an account of our 25th reunion to you. We 
spent a happy three days recalhng a happier four years. 
We found Sweet Briar's spirit just as we had left it. The 
improvements have not changed any part that we loved. 
We found the same organizations and customs. 

We'll admit we did have the feeling of onlookers — 
watching our past parade before us, but the old faithfuls 
on campus pretended they knew us and did much to make 
us feel at home. Aren't we lucky to have our sponsor. Miss 
Rogers, always ready to welcome us? Plus Dr. Crawford, 
Miss Eraser, Mrs. Wailes and Miss Ruby.-" Also always 
ready to greet you: Edna Lee Gilchrist, Dan Boone, Helen 
McMahon and Gert Prior. 

An error: Alumae News, June, 1952, page 9. Tootie 
Maybank Williams was erroneously named Marian Taker 
Maybank. Close relation but untrue. Marian married 
Tootie's brother, Da\id, and their daughter, Derrill, will 
be a sophomore at Sweet Briar next year. All '27ers 
enjoyed meeting Derrill on first floor Grammer at Reunion. 
Tootie looked like a May Queen, but Marian was really 
May Queen in 1928. 

A party is always as good as the guest list — and our 
twenty-fifth reunion boasted super personnel. 

Our opening conversations ran something like this: 
"Is that you?" and "Yes, but is that really you?" Room- 
mates failed to recognize each other. But after sitting, talk- 
ing, laughing and reminiscing for hours, everyone began 
to look like herself again. 

Marjorie Stone Neighbors visited her daughter, "Sonny," 

on campus before reunion. Marjorie and her father dro\e 
from Fort Worth. Sorry they couldn't be with us. 

First arrival Friday, May 31: Margaret Cramer Crane, 
our good and faithful secretary, to attend Council Meet- 

Madeline Brown Wood saw Lily Lovett en route in 
Huntington, W. 'Va. Madeline did too good a job col- 
lecting a present for Marg. Instead of one silver cup, 
properly engraved, there were two, and a surplus turned 
in on '27's behalf at the alumnae office. Thanks to you 
and to Madeline for her successful efforts and for her 
presentation speech at "Red Top." In case you do not 
know, "Red Top" is the beautiful home of our sponsor. 
Miss Rogers, which she shares with Dr. Lucy Crawford. 
Both were perfect hostesses on Sunday evening. They have 
two boxwood at their front door that rival any in Box- 
wood Circle. Also at our class picnic, Madeline was elected 
president of our class for the next five years. She received 
this honor very graciously considering she has not been 
elected president of the class of '27 since our Junior year. 

Jo Snowden organized a trip to Lexington for old times 
sake and brought back the prize — Ken. 

Daphne Bunting Blair served us well as a faithful fund 
agent. Thank you all for rewarding her efforts. Beulah 
Norris, Chairman, wrote Daphne, "I have just looked back 
through the records and I do not find a year in which the 
class celebrating its 25th reunion has ever contributed any- 
thing like your total." 

Maggie Leigh Hobbs arrived Sunday afternoon. She 
visited her son at Woodbury on her return trip to her 


Alumnae News 


Preiideiil: Madeline Broun Wood. 
Naval Ordnance Plant, Louis\ille, Ky. 

Secreldiy: Jo Siiouchn Durham. 
Buxton Court, Riverside, Conn. 

Left to right. Daphne Bunting Blair, Elva OnJsenberry 
Marks, Madeline Broun Wood, EsrHKR~~ D/ck/nson 
RoBBiNs, Claire Hdnner Arnold, Sarah Jamison, 
Margaret Leigh Hobbs, Margaret Cramer Crane, 
Elizabeth Mcithews Wallace. 

new home in Lutherville, Md. This summer, Peggy Hobbs 
served as counsellor at Camp Glenlaurel in the North 
Carolina mountains which our Dan and Helen McMahon, 
'23g, own and operate. 

Dan Boone, who is Recorder at Sweet Briar, was with 
us all the time but very busy at our "bifocal reunion," as 
she called it. 

Hilda Harpster and Mary Opie Meade Bailey visited us 
on campus Sunday, tor too short a time. Mary Opie's 
daughter is entering her freshman year at Sweet Briar. 

We were delighted to have Nar Warren Taylor with 
us. . . . Ruth Aunspaiigh Daniels arrived with Frank — 
late but welcome. . . . We talked on the phone to Miss 
Julia Aunspaugh whose well-chaperoned trip to Europe 
the summer of 1927 included some of us. 

'27 always claims Jane Riddle Thornton. She added a 
lot to this reunion as she did five years ago. Her daughter 
"Mimi" will be a freshman this fall at S. B. C. 

Connie Van Ness is another old faithful. She looks as 
well in present day clothes as in the 25-year-old costumes. 

Our Quarter Century Club elected Sarah Jamison May 
Queen this year. Dear little Sally is as dainty and lovely 
as you remember her in 1923 through 1927. This election 
takes place in the middle of the night and all present are 
ladies of the Court of Dismay. 

I hope our real May Queen, Virginia W'ihon Robbins 
doesn't mind our dethroning her. I hear Red is lovelier 
and thinner than ever. She reported President Pannell 
"most charming" at the Westchester College Council 
luncheon last spring. 

Clair Manner Arnold won honors as the highest kicker. 
BiUie Qtiisenberry Marks was awarded the Sweet Briar seal 
tor coming the longest distance and staying the longest. 
Tootie Alaybank Williams was the "ready " girl. Came for 
reunion, watched her schedule and took in everything at 
the appointed time. 

The total came to twenty-one graduates plus two non- 

Mary Elizabeth T//rner Baker finished at Wellesley. 
Mary Liz married into the newspaper world in Louisville, 
Ky., so the Turners meet Ruth Aunspaugh and Frank 
Daniels at conventions. 

Julia Reynolds Dreisbach and her husband were with us 
from Fort Wayne, Ind. One daughter, Georgia, attended 
Sweet Briar and later graduated from Indiana University. 
A second daughter, Jerry, has just completed her sopho- 
more year at Sweet Briar. She was chairman of May Day 
and has many talents. Mother Jerry played 2 5-year-old 
hits on the piano tor our after-the-banquet show in Cram- 
mer Commons (our old gym.) Father Dreisbach was a 
good sport — ready to hold and snap numerous cameras. 

The Grande Finale was an al fresco luncheon in the 
Boxwood Gardens at Sweet Briar House. We missed 
President Pannell who was called to the Universtiy of 
Alabama to receive an honorary degree. 

Not in attendance — Florence Shorleaii Poland — young 
children kept her at home. . . . Elizabeth Cates was in 
Europe. . . . Rebecca /Manning Cutler (our Phi Beta 
Kappa) was kept home by her law practice plus two 
children. . . . Marian Chaffee has a Blue Cross job in 
Wilmington, Del. . . . Of course we missed Jane Gilmer 
Guthery and Little Alice Warren Fielder. . . . Their ex- 
cuses were the same — a son graduating from high school. 
The Fielders are moving into their new home in Hopewell, 
Va. . . . Lib Wood McMullan also didn't show. . . . 

Jobs, children and houses were the best excuses. Be 
assured that we missed you, but ALL have promised to 
return for our 50th. 

Goodbye and good luck to all and special good wishes 
to our outgoing and incoming secretaries. 

October, 1952 




Jl'NE \9'>i 

Chii! Stcrtlary: Bettv Moore (Mrs. Arthur 
Yates Schilling). 1011 Childs Ave, Drexel 
Hill, Pa, 

Fuiid A^i^ent: Marion Javne (Mrs. Carlos 
Berguido), 135 Rose Lane, Haverford. Pa. 

I do hope that you all had a grand sum- 
mer even though you didn't bother to send 
me any of the details. Betty Preicoll Balch 
wrote me a wonderful letter regarding re- 
union next June. She sincerely hopes that 
she can be chairman of that big event but 
her second daughter graduates from Emma 
Willard then. She isn't sure of the date, so 
she suggests that we ask for volunteers just 
in case. Her daughter, Cynthia, who was 
married in June '51, and graduated from 
Sweet Briar College last January, is going 
to make Betty a grandma in November. It 
would be fun to know how many "grand- 
babies " our class has. Betty's husband is 
keenly interested in politics and was Averell 
Harriman's national campaign manager for 
the presidential nomination. She says life 
is hectic but ne\er boring. Betty's cousin, 
Marion Suimier Beddle. who lives in Hono- 
lulu just lost her mother this summer and 
had to come on to help settle affairs so will 
be unable to make it again next June. She 
has two daughters, 14 and 15. 

The Berguidos. with daughter Joan, went 
to 'Washington in early summer to the wed- 
ding of Libby Jonti Shands' daughter Bet- 
tie. Libby's son Courtney Jr. was married 
in early August. Libby is now in Coronado, 
California, where Captain Shands has com- 
mand of the aircraft carrier Or'iskany. 
Libby talked to Julia Wilson who is a 
successful N. Y. business woman. Libby 
and Marion received announcements from 
Emily Fiinell Stagg of the wedding of her 
daughter Deborah Cornell on June 29th. 
Jayne Berguido was married on July 4 at 
Cape Cod. Jayne will live up there as long 
as her husband Tojn Abbott is stationed at 
Camp Devens. Nice long letters from 
Muggsie Nelmi Locke. She has been up to 
SBC from Mobile to visit daughter Nan 
who graduates next June; so Muggsie is 
one we can definitely count on for reunion. 
My oldest son Fred entered the Naval 
Academy on June 30, after two years at 
Penn State; so Art and I expect to spend 
lots of time in Maryland during the next 
four years. Do write me all your news and 
send on suggestions for a glorious reunion. 


Secret.iry. Mari' Archer Bean (Mrs. 
James 'Van Deusen Eppes), 447 Heckewild- 
er PI., Bethlehem, Pa. 
Pitud Ageii/: Elizabeth Lankford (Mrs. 
John B. Miles), 606 Gordon Drive. S. E., 
Decatur, Ala, 

Emily Bitinrell Perry writes from Kitty 
Hawk, N, C„ '"We have been at our Beach 
house here for seven weeks and my two 
young sons bring in pan fish by the dozen 
every day," 

Belle Brockenhroiigh Hutchins reports, 
"Here we are at Blue Ridge Farm, Green- 
wood, Va.. for a Labor Day long week 

Martha Dabney Jones sends word that 
her family are moving from Norfolk to 

Gert Prior writes that she visited Eleanor 
Diiijtl Spruill in Cheraw, S, C, last spring. 
". . . had wonderful few days with her and 
her family. She has five children, all in- 
teresting as can be. Amelia Hallis Scott's 
husband's mill suffered a bad fire this sum- 
mer. I was north for about a month this 
summer. Saw Fanny OBr/.m Hettrick. "^i. 
in Plainlield, N. J., and spent a week end 
in Pa. with Betty Woodidird Jeffers, '28, 
at their Christmas Tree farm. The Ames 
Greenhouse has tripled in size this sum- 
mer ... me and my dogs are fine! " 

Nora Lee Antrim wrote that this is the first 
summer she tan remember not even seeing 
anyone from the Briar Patch. 

Katy Coe finally got to Cape Cod for two 
weeks after spraining her wrist. She has 
given up her job at Best & Co. in New 
York to care for her invalid parents. 

Maria Bemiss Hoar reports that life in 
Pittsburgh is running smoothly. She had a 
lovely visit last spring at "Brandon " the 
beautiful old estate her sister owns on the 
James River. 

The Eppes have had a busy summer. 
Jamie was in the Honor Division at Prince- 
ton and came home expecting to make a 
mint of money at Bethlehem Steel. Be- 
cause of the strike and consequent plethora 
of labor he couldn't even get a job cutting 
grass — so he took up typing, played tennis 
furiously and helped me work in our tiny 
city garden plot. Bennett caddied out at 
the Saucon 'Valley Country Club mostly be- 
cause he wanted a chance to play around 
that glorious course on Mondays! 

Jimmy was so busy doing consulting 
work we couldn't get away until August. 
By that time Jamie's French friend whom 
he \isited last summer, had arrived and 
we've had an exciting time trying to show 
him something of life in these parts. We 
left in our Ford Station Wagon prepared 
to camp, go visiting (and I had to put in 
a few fall items for those Episcopal Tri- 
ennial meetings in Boston early in Sep- 
tember). We camped out along the Sus- 
quehanna River, saw the gorgeous Cornell 
campus — almost got blown into Lake 
Cayuga trying to have a picnic lunch, visited 
lots of water falls, including Niagara, 
sampled Sunday traffic in Canada around 
Toronto which is the worst yet — spent a 
week with friends on an island in Lake 
Muskoka, east of Georgian Bay, visited 
relatives near Montreal, had a cottage at 
Twin Mountains, N. H., so the boys could 
climb Mt. Washington and the Presidential 
Range, came on to Snug Cove .South Bristol, 
Maine, where I'm staying until the Boston 
meetings begin while the rest of the family 
have taken Christian de Montgolfiere to 
Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Annapolis 
(he wants to enter the French Navy next 
year), Washington and Hopewell. 'Va! 


Secretary. ELIZABETH S. Clark, 227 Boston 
Ave., Lynchburg, Va. 

Fund Ageiii: Marjorie Webb (Mrs. Law- 
rence Maryanov), 102 Glenburn Rd., Cam- 
bridge, Md, 

Natalie Roherls Foster reports that Bet 
H"e.i/ Morton is back in Norfolk. 'Va.. after 
a sojourn in the Northwest and that Kay 
Tjylor Adams has moved from Charleston, 
S. C to Arlington, Va. Nat is doing a 
fine contact job for our class birthday gift. 

Martha McBruom Shipman wrote that 
they have built a new house on two acres 
of land near the Country Club in Troy, 
Ohio, and planned to move in sometime 
during July. As soon as they get settled 
in the new domain. Ship is planning to 
raise Labrador Retrievers and Martha is go- 
ing to have a flower garden for her "old 
age." On top of all the building activity, 
Martha has been in the hospital twice in the 
past year. She was feeling quite well again 
when she wrote, but said she was a little 
"slowed down." Daughter Jane who is a 
sophomore in high school stayed home from 
camp this summer and took charge of the 
house while Martha was incapacitated. 
Shippy is still at Washington and Lee and 
has been deferred from service in the Navy 
until he finishes. 

Martha had a visit from Mary Steward 
Kelso Littell last September before they 
moved to Santa Rosa, California, where her 
husband is practicing medicine. They are 
crazy about it and are building a ranch type 
house. Our "class baby." Carolyn Clegg, 
went to Mills College last year. 

Martha saw Polly Woodirard Hill and 
her husband in Cincinnati in the spring, but 
did not get to see their children. During 
Race Week in Lexington, Ky., last October, 
Martha spent a week end with Lucy Moul- 
ihrop Alexander. '33- She saw Ann Mason 
Brent Winn, '39. and Sally Shiitlenberger 
Brown, '32, and said she had a most won- 
derful time. Anne Winn has just moved to 
New York City. 

Helen Sim Mellen wrote a most interest- 
ing letter from Nova Scotia while she and 
Harold were off tripping by themselves. J 

Virginia Quintard Bond says that she is I 
an advocate of the at home vacation with 
the boys tucked safely in camp. The Bonds 
broke their "at home " with week ends at 
Cape Cod and in Maine and New Hamp- 
shire. Quinnie is another one who has seen 
Anne Winn. That gal do get around ! 

Mary Frances Rhieldaffer Kuhn is living 
in Fort Pierce, Fla. Her children are Tom, I 
17, Sara, 15, and Judy, 9. Mary Frances \ 
moved to Florida after her husband's death 
in 1946. She is teaching World History in 
the high school and is Chairman of Re- I 
ligious Education for the ^X'oman's Aux- 1 
iliary of St. Andrew Episcopal Church. Her ' 
son. Tommy, is captain of the high school 
football team. 

Ella W'itlijms Fauber and her family 
joined Frances Kewp Pettyjohn. '3"'g. and 
her family at Nags Head, N. C, where they 
had a cottage for two weeks. There were 


Al/i»i>iae Ketci 

eight chilJien in the party so a good time 
was had by all. 

To date I have not had a real vacation. 
I spent the Fourth of July week end in 
Southwest Virginia and drove over the Blue 
Ridge Parkway to Blowing Rock and Lin- 
ville. N. C. 1 was at Hot Springs, Va., one 
week end in August. There I saw a beauti- 
ful French Poodle with a lady on a leash. 
The lady was Mary Leigh Sfjioii Marston. 
It was good to see her and very interesting 
to meet the champion poodle. 

Nancy Worthington has had her usual 
busy summer at Camp Allegheny. She has 
not yet returned home, but from all reports 
she had a most successful season. 


C/./fJ Stcretjiies: MARGARET AND Marv 
Imbrie, 25 South Evergreen Ave.. Wood- 
bury, New Jersey. 

Fund Agent: Geraldine Mallory, 169 
East Clinton Avenue. Tenafly, New Jersey. 

Double greetings from your new class 
secretaries I We are looking forward to 
hearing from all of you. 

Margaret Ellen Bell Hare is a busy per- 
son ! She writes from Mamaroneck that 
since giving up her job in '47, she's worked 
almost as hard for various civic projects. 
Having been chairman of the local Red 
Cross, she is now on the Board of Directors 
and co-chairman of the Blood Donor Com- 
mittee. She has a New York license to sell 
real estate in her husband's office where she 
goes two days a week, and has a partnership 
in a decoration business with another girl. 
She is also Sweet Briar Alumnae Repre- 
sentative in Westchester County. 

We understand from Helen Bond that 
Frances Quiiin Bond and daughter Jerry 
(aged 3) visited in Kinston and Morehead 
City during July and August. 

Jean i\iii Home Baber reports spending 
the entire summer at home and finding it 
"very strenuous." She and Lucy Shirley 
Otis and their respective children went pic- 
nicking and hiking in the woods nearby, 

The Imbries have no newsworthy items 
about themselves, except they proved how 
youthful they are by having a siege with 
mumps .at the same time this spring, 

Hope to have a longer column in Feb- 


Secretavy. Mary Lee Ryan (Mrs. Porter 
Strother), 798 Pemberton Road, Grosse 
Pointe Pk., Michigan. 

Fund Agent: Bonnie Wood (Mrs. Donald 
B. Stookey), 33 Summit Dr., Hastings-on- 
Hudson, N. Y. 

Marjorie Van Eiei;i Lovelace and family 
spent seven weeks this summer in Hono- 
lulu — "a truly heavenly spot. Jean and 
Richard loved the swimming and sea surf- 
ing at Waikiki. I felt young enough to go 
in for the beach activities, too, though my 
enthusiasm led to three cracked ribs which 


A Fund Agent? 

A Club President? 

An Alumnae 

A Former Member 
OF THE Board of 


We are expecting you on Octo- 
ber 20 and 21 at the Alumnae 
Council meeting. 

slowed me down. Eldridge combined busi- 
ness and pleasure. The mainland seems 
drab after that colorful spot. " 

Margaret Ross Ellice had two wonderful 
days in June when her ex-roommate, Mil- 
dred Redmond Vaughan, '33, was in New 
York. They filled every minute with visit- 
ing and shopping. 

Anne Corbitt Little has been m Charlotte, 
N. C, since March. She says "no news" of 
herself, but she mentions that Frances Dai- 
den Musick has a lovely home in Virginia 
Beach and has four children. 

And speaking of the south, Bonnie Wood 
Stookey says. "That's THE place to visit." 
In May she spent a week with Banks 
McPheison Harper, '35, in Hickoi7, N. C. 
"I had forgotten what southern hospitality 
was like, but I certainly enjoyed being re- 
minded. I felt like a veritable debutante 
with parties being given at every hour of 
the day and gardenias abounding. My re- 
turn to the vacuum cleaner and the dishes 
was quite a contrast. I was just congratulat- 
ing myself that my term of office as Treas- 
urer of the PTA was over and that I would 
be finishing a couple of other things and 
would now be able to breathe when along 
came Martha Lou asking me to be Fund 
Agent. (Send in your money girls, before 
she has to get after you — and remember: no 
money, no magazine.) " Bonnie reports 
that Mrs. Pannell spoke in Westchester in 
April — a most enjoyable occasion. Bonnie 
had a tea for the Masters School prospects 
for S.B.C. 

Tess Lamjyom Beck says that their life 
is not at all normal — that she and Bill do 
all the staying home now while the two 
teen-agers are very social. Tess is Treasurer 
of the Milwaukee Country Day School and 
had joined the Northshore Republican Club. 
The four Becks had a fine trip to Florida 
during the spring holidays. 

Eleanor Alcott Bromley and family went 
to Canada for three weeks this summer. 

My boys spent a week at Scout Camp in 
June and the month of July at a church 
camp on Higgins Lake. Since Porter took 
a week of his vacation to supervise the 
Scouts and is taking two weeks at the Pen- 
tagon in the fall, our only vacation was a 
brief canoe trip in July. Sarah went with 
us and we had fun. In school Dave won 
the Time magazine prize for the second 
year and Dick won the lower School Sports- 
manship Cup. Sarah had no tangible suc- 
cess until last week when she won a prize 
at the National Fishing Rodeo. 

Martha Lou Lemmon Stohlman is Fund 
Chairman. Let's make 1934 the top con- 
tributor ! 


Secre/jr): Dorothy Barnum (Mrs. Josiah 

G. Venter), Johnson's Point, Branford, 


Fund Agent: Isabel Anderson (Mrs. 

Donald Coner, Jr,), 285 Old Short Hills 

Rd., Short Hills, N. J. 

Rebecca Young Frazer reports that Re- 
becca Young Frazer, Jr., was born on Feb- 
ruary 19, 1952, that she is fat and healthy 
and that she and her brother Jim, Jr., who 
is two, keep their parents very busy. 

Rebecca Marriner writes that she is teach- 
ing at the Virginia School for the Deaf and 
the Blind. Her work, in which she is very 
much interested, is with the deaf. Last year 
she edited a handbook for the school which 
gave her a chance to learn a good deal 
about the splendid work they are doing. 

Janet K/mbiill Miller and her husband 
and two sons moved on August 1 to 109 
Eileen St.. Albany. N. Y. She says that 
she would be most happy to see any Briar- 
ite who goes to that city. 

Betty Alyers Harding has been quite 
active in the "Eisenhower for President " 
group in Westport. Conn. She and her 
husband plan to go to Boston. Cape Cod. 
and New Hampshire during their vacation 
in October. 

Judy H.ill/Burton Burnett writes that the 
maternity and children shop that she and 
some friends started is doing very well, and 
that she finds the job fascinating. Last 
winter she did Junior League childrens" 
theater and also sang in the church choir. 
This summer she and her husband, their 
1-i-year-old daughter and 12-year-old son 
spent most of their time at their beach cot- 
tage, plus one trip to the North Carolina 

We have a new son, Peter Barnum Vent- 
er, born July 10, our third child, second 
son. He is happy and healthy and the 
delight of the family. 


Secretary: Margaret Comwell Schmidt — 
just for this issue. 

Fund Agent: Anna Lawrence Redfern 
(Mrs. Finlay F. Ferguson), 816 Westover 
Ave., Norfok, Va. 

Thanks to Lil Lambert Pennington, 1937 
has had a column in the News for the past 
year. She will not be able to continue as 

OCTOBKR, 1952 


John Mason, Jr., Nancy, and Stanley, 

Children of Barbara Ferguson 

Lincoln, '38g. 

class secretary, so I hope someone will 
volunteer to "take over" as Lillian so kind- 
ly did last year. Lolly Redfeni Ferguson is 
our new fund agent, replacing Nat Lucas 
Chase, and is counting on everyone to co- 
operate with her. 

Just Lolly, EUie Sriodgrass Park, Helen 
W'illhimsoi/ Duniont and Bobby Kirch 
Booth came to celebrate our lifteenth re- 
union. It was a meager showing, but fun 
for those of us who were here. We called 
Frances Kemp Pettyjohn in Lynchburg and 
she managed to get away from her five 
children and join us for our class picnic on 
■ Sunday evening. We gathered at Garden 
Cottage (the little house next to Sweet 
Briar House) where I live, and "picnicked" 
for hours and hours. We hope for a much 
larger crowd at our 20th. 

I have seen several members of our class 
since last spring. Nat Hopkins Griggs and 
her husband. Jack, spent a few days at the 
Inn in June, and Lolly and Finlay Ferguson 
and their 8-year-old daughter, Anne Stuart, 
stopped by in August. I spent a grand 
week end with EUie Snodgyass Park and 
heir son, Houston, in Alexandria last sum- 
mer, and we called on Jackie Cochran 
Nicholson in her beautiful new home. On 
my way home from the American Alumni 
Council meeting in Sun Valley I stopped 
in Denver and saw Dina Newby Adams and 
her grand family, including her sister, 
Benadine, '40g. I stayed with Lib Lee Mc- 
phail when Mrs. Pannell and I attended an 
alumnae meeting in Charlotte recently. We 
went to see Dolly Nicholson Tate, 38g, who 
has been in the hospital again this summer. 
She is now at home, and looking very well, 
although her activity is quite limited. 

Twenty-nine returned the questionnaires 
sent out by Dottie Proii/ Ciorsuch. They 
have been made into a scrapbook which I 
shall gladly mail to anyone on request. It 
is very interesting to see what fifteen years 
ha\'e meant to our class. Frances Kemp 
Pettyjohn, Lil Lambert Pennington, and 
Elizabeth Thomas Wells have the oldest 
children — each an eleven-year-old son. 
Frances, with five, has the most children. 
Bubs Miinn Green has four daughters. 
Peggy Criiikshank Dyer, May \\"eslon 
Thompson, and Betty Williams Allison also 
have four children. As for husbands' oc- 
cupation.s — Law far surpasses all others. 

Seven of the 29 who responded have jobs 
themselves. Ellie Park is a law clerk to a 
district court judge. Lee Hall Cramer owns 
and manages a flooring business. Kitty 
O'Brien Joyner is an electrical engineer at 
Langley Field, Virginia. All are active in 
volunteer work. Junior League, church, 
garden clubs and P.T.A. were the most 
frequently mentioned. 

Now someone drop me a card and say 
you will be our class secretary, and if any 
of you are ever in this vicinity, be sure to 
stop by and see me. 


Secretary. Lucv Taliaferro (Mrs. Charley 

C. Nickerson), 80 Battin Rd., Fair Haven, 


Fund Agent: Katherine Hoyt. 152 Forest 

A\enue, Caldwell, N. J. 

We Nickersons had a quiet summer, but 
a nice one. I had a long letter from Rilma 
Wilson Allen and she said their Robert, 3, 
had kept her busy with practically every 
contagious disease, and that big Bob had 
spent his vacation finishing up Army Re- 
serve requirements at camp. 

A note from "Billy" Heizer Hickenlooper 
says her four are now quite grown up. 
When they are in school she works on a 
Junior League Provisional course and PTA, 
Scouts, etc. Lloyd Lanier Elliott had been 
up with her boys. Billy says she sees Betty 
Dail Wilson and Dot Selbert Smith. She 
also says that Dottie Mather Goyert has 
three children. 

Denise duPont Zapffe writes that she 
hasn't been on a horse for nine years. Of 
her six children, young Denise, aged 13, is 
claiming honors in camp horseshows. The 
rest of the family includes a boy and four 
other little girls — the most recent having 
arrived August 22. 

Let's all give Kay a helping hand on the 
Fund this year! 


Secretary. Betsy Durham (Mrs. Albert 

Goodhue), Corn Point Rd., Marblehead, 


Fund Agent: Viola James (Mrs. Richard 

B. Wathen), 5230 Watson St., Washington 

16, D. C 

You may vote for Ike or Adiai or leave 
the polls alone — but the odds are you are as 
busy as the rest of us. 

From Dallas, Texas, comes news of busy 
Louise Corrigan Jordan, telling of the ne^\' 
house she and Edwin have built, and of the 
children Bert, 9 years, Anne, 7, and Philip, 
6, and then ! a new baby to frost the cake ! 

Lottie Lewis Woollen and Charlie are 
living in New York in the shade of the 
LI. N. buildings. Young Charles III is a 
year and a half, undoubtedly leading a cso- 
mopolitan in his carriage, seeing all the 
delegates. Now and then Lottie sees Bitsy 
Gordon Jefifers, who is very enthused abciut 
the New York SBC Club. 

Another young one for your attention is 

Sarah Geoline Pearson, a little over a year 
old. John and Mary Jeff Welles Pearson 
are proud of their new daughter. The 
middle name is Norwegian and pronounced 
Gay-o-leen, and Betty and Jackie, aged 7 
and 5, take turns caring for their small 

News from Jane Holden Walker who 
with husband. Jack, and "Jock" aged 7 and 
4 year old James, are living in Chattanooga, 
Tennessee — since 1946. They lead an active 
life and Jane has recently been Chairman of 
Publicity for the PTA and her Garden Club. 
They also find spare moments for purchas- 
ing and refinishing antiques. Jack is V.P. 
of the Chattanooga Pharmical Company. 

Eleanor Clafliu Williams and two of her 
four children, Tim, 11, and four-year-old 
Leslie (another Eleanor) were here in 
Marbelhead for Race Week Days this past 
August. She saw Happy Jamei Wathen in 
Tenants Harbor, Maine, in July when she 
and Tommy were cruising down east. 

Today brought a letter from Jean Moore 
Sternberg, who is practically a next-door 
neighbor. At least she and George have just 
moved to Chestnut Hill. Mass. — outside of 

As for your fabulous ex-reporter, Betsy 
Campbell Gawthrop, she is at work just 
now trying to reorganize the Women's 
Group in the church. She attended the 
Hood College Conference in June, where 
she saw Mary Stone Rutherfoord ('42). 
Betsy's and Bob's son Rob was at camp in 
New Hampshire and the Gawthrops spent 
part of the summer nearby in New Hamp- 
shire and Canada, especially Quebec. Now 
a quick plunge into PTA to start her fall 
season, and Betsy's on the move. 

Janet Thorpe gets my vote with all her 
news. She vacationed in Nantucket and is 
now busy working at Ike's headquarters in 
New York and has been since January 1st. 
Must be an exciting spot just now, and for 
relaxation she is taking golf lessons and 
will take to the links on November 5th. 

Julie Saunders Michaux and Dick have 
one of the prettiest new houses in Rich- 
mond, I'm told, and Julie is busy getting it 
decorated and all the final touches applied 
— Windsor Farms, Richmond, for your 
Christmas Card list. 

A nifty letter from Mary Lou Simpson 
Bulkley, who lives in Southport, Conn., 
tells that the Bulkleys, too, spent their 
\acation in Montreal and Quebec and at 
Rye Beach, N. H. Mary Lou hears often 
from Janet Trosch who is with the Amer- 
ican Consulate in Rabat, French Morocco. 
Life is very gay there — and very cosmo- 
politan and Trosch is whipping off to 
Spain for a fall visit. She has had her car 
shipped over and evidentally the boys down 
at Joe's Garage in Rabat have never seen 
the like of it and won't discuss its problems 
in English, anyway. Mary Lou was pro- 
visional chairman of the Junior League last 
year and has taken on the Treasurership of 
their membership drive and their new pro- 
ject. Wonder Workshop, a children's mu- 


AhiiiDiae Ne 

I discovered Yvonne Leggell Dyer is an- 
other Ike worker spreading her working 
time to Long Island, where she and Danny 
rented a home for the summer. She is busy 
as a Brownie this fall — busier! since she is 
their leader — and is also volunteering at the 
Hospital Coffee Shop, working as provis- 
ional member of the Junior League. She is 
still very interested in the Childrens' Village 
Work and the Boys Correctional School, 
and just now has taken off for a trip with 
Danny to Atlanta, Miami and New Or- 
leans. I had lunch with this dynamo in New 
York and she is prettier than ever, and 
becoming a connoisseur of antiques, tennis 
and children ! I was so exhausted I ate 
everything in sight. 

Gertrude Robertson Midlen writes me be- 
tween bouts with painters, who are teeming 
around their house in Washington. She is 
busy putting in all the bulbs she bought 
from the Washington S.B.C. bulb project. 

I feel as if the state of Washington were 
pretty far away, but no — when I hear from 
Marguerite Myers Glenn. She is voting Re- 
publican and busy on this. She is also active 
in St. Annes Guild of the Good Samaritan 
Church in Corvallis. Oregon. They live 
nearby and Frank received his B.A. in 
Horticulture in June and is now working 
on his Masters at Oregon State College. 
The Glenns and their boys, 9, 7, and 3, 
spent the summer on a ranch in the Mon- 
tana mountains and in Victoria and Van- 
couver; and with all this their architect is 
busy finishing the blueprints for their new 

Ruth Harmon Keiser sends good news of 
their new baby, Andy, born last Christmas 
— "a red-headed angel." Six-year-old Judy 
has just started school and five-year-old 
Mac has trundled off to kindergarten. 

Dusty Rhodes Salmon's fifth child, Mar- 
jorie Parker, was born August 12. Con- 
gratulations to you all ! 

That's all — the rest is up to you — a con- 
tribution to your Alumnae Fund — now. 


class Secretaries: Adelaide Boze (Mrs. 
James A. Glascock, Jr.). 4266 South 35th 
Street, Arlington, Virginia; Cynthia No- 
land (Mrs. Karl Young, Jr.), Long Ridge 
Road, Stamford, Connecticut. 
Fund Agent: ELEANOR Snow (Mrs. J. 
Tatnall Lea, Jr.), Lenape Trail, Chatham, 
New Jersey. 

This is my first letter since my Big Pro- 
duction in March, and it's a wonder to me 
that I am finding time to do it. We're 
packing up to go on vacation this after- 
noon, I've just finished sterilizing bottles, 
now I have some of the baby's things in the 
washing machine — and still have to pack. 
What a change in Jim's and my life — but 
how we love it ! Scott is quite a little guy, 
and we're so crazy about him we're '"bout 
to burst!" 

Now for news of other offsprings in the 
class: I'm afraid Ellie Snoiv Lea's daughter. 

Barbara Brewster Lea, who arrived on Jan- 
uary 3, 1952, wasn't duly noted in this 
column. (Incidentally, don't forget Elbe's 
job as Fund Agent for our Class. This is 
the time of the year to make her happy and 
the Alumnae Fund swell — so read no fur- 
ther for the moment, but write a check for 
the Fund and send it. Remember you get 
the magazine for your contribution — and 
surely you don't want to miss Cynthia's and 
my little gems of news ! ) From Hong 
Kong comes news of Ethel James Milburn's 
second daughter, Cynthia Ashley Milbuin, 
who arrived on July 27, 1952. 

Wedding bells will ring in the fall for 
Ruth Mealand who spent the summer visit- 
ing her family in Paris. She failed to give 
any particulars about her fiance, such as 
name, business or profession, but apparently 
they will be living in Cleveland, since she 
said she had been apartment-hunting. 

Betty Lee ^Topper recently moved into a 
new home she and Sam built down the 
street from \vhere they used to live in Alex- 
andria, while both Cynthia Noland Young 
and Clara Macrae Causey have enlarged 
their home to take care of their growing 
families. Phoopy Burroughs Livingston's 
husband has been transferred from Andover, 
Mass., to Concord, N. H. — still with the 
Boston & Maine Railroad. Nida Tomlin 
Watts and her family spent most of the 
summer at the beach gathering strength for 
her turn as president of the Lynchburg 
Sweet Briar Club. Sister Peg had a second 
son born July 1st. Nida had a nice visit in 
June with Gracey Lucket! Stoddard, '39g, 
and her two attractive children. 

I understand from Clara Causey that 
Irene Vongehr Vincent was in India. Helen 
Taylor is practicing obstetrics at Bellevue 
Hospital in New York. 

Estelle Sinclaire Farrar stopped by to see 
Cynthia this summer en route to a camp for 
their son in Vermont. They brought along 
Tells French poodle, "Monluke," whom 
Tell addresses only in French ! Our perip- 
atetic friend, Anne Conant Weaver also 
paid Cynthia a visit this summer. She was 
off to Canada and Quebec, then Maine to 
put her daughter in camp — then to Cape 
Cod to visit Aelise McMtnn Young and 
family who were summering there. She 
will return to Martha's Vineyard and travel 
to several other points north until February 
when she plans a trip to Mexico. Another 
visitor to the Young household was Dottie 
Campbell O'Connor with her husband re- 
turning to New York from Cape Cod. They 
had taken the children to Oklahoma City 
earlier in the summer, but with the temp- 
erature there over 100° the entire time, they 
headed back East. Dottie passed on the sad 
news that Marie Gaffney Barry's father died 
this summer. Dottie had a telephone visit 
with Florence Merrill Pilkington when the 
latter was in New York for a short time 
recently. Cynthia continues with her Her- 
culean tasks — having now added the presi- 
dency of a small local women's club which 
runs a playground for young children. 
Cynthia saw Nancy Bean White ('42) and 
her husband in Paris last winter. Mr. 

White is Paris Correspondent for The Re- 
porter magazine. 

After a persistent deluge of postcards for 
two years, Ellen McClintock Templeton, 
Mariana Bush King, George Herbert Hart, 
and Olivia Davis Brown finally returned 
their half of the double postcard. It was 
grand to hear from them. Olivia has two 
daughters. Barret, 4, and Mary Kent, 3- She 
is vice-president of the Louisville League 
of Women Voters and also does Junior 
League work. Her husband is a busy lawyer. 
Georgia and her three children, Becky, 9, 
George, 6 and Frank, 2, spent a month this 
summer on a farm in Virginia near enough 
to Washington so that she could take the 
children to the points of interest in the 
Nation's Capital. 

Mariana has two daughters, 9 and 7, and 
a boy, 4. She works for her husband several 
hours a day, belongs to the usual quota of 
clubs with special interest in a garden club. 
They have a home on two acres with 300 
feet of lake frontage which will grow al- 
most all tropical plants. Ellen has a son, 
Bruce, 4, and a six-months-old baby girl, 
Sally. When she wrote she said she had her 
nose deep in plaster and paint, finishing 
their new home in the country outside of 
Lima, Ohio. 

I saw Emory Gill Williams and her 
doctor husband at the Country Club dance 
recently. Clara Call Frazier and Bill had a 
glorious trip to California in September. 
Bill was attending a convention in Long 

My big job with the Bulbs for Street 
Briar project is over (read about it else- 
where in this issue). The project was a 
tremendous success, and we hope that all of 
you who didn't get bulbs this year will place 
an order for next year. 


President: CATHERINE CoLEMAN, St. Anne's 
School, Charlottesville, Va. 
Secretary: HELEN Sanford, Tracy-Locke 
Co., Inc., 711 Main St., Houston, Texas. 
Fund Agent: Douglas Woods (Mrs. 
Worth Sprunt), 1689 32nd St., Washing- 
ton 7, D. C. 

If it's news you're searching for, my 
friends, you may be disappointed by this 
offering. Somewhere, somehow, there has 
been a vast amount of confusion and per- 
haps a touch of apathy about this letter. 
The apathy, and most of the confusion, I'm 
afraid is mine own ! 

It seems that a handful of our fellows 
(less than a quorum, I'm sure) met at Re- 
union-time last June and chose to place this 
news-gathering in my care. I am honored, of 
course, but currently not too well equipped. 
From this day hence won't you please send 
me a detailed report of your every activity 
that I may perform this job with ease and 
aplomb and a minimum of "bulling." Also 
a minimum investment m double postcards; 
I much prefer to have you pay the postage. 

My information about our 10th Reunion 
is gleaned entirely from a good letter I 

October, 1952 


had from Betty H.ii/gei Jones who reported 
it as being a superb affair, even though not 
many of us managed to get back. Our 
representatives elected Kippy Coleman as 
our new class president. Kippy. as you all 
know, is still doing an outstanding job as 
Dean at St. Anne's School in Charlottes- 
ville. Ann Haudein Potterfield (newly 
elected First Vice-President of the Alumnae 
Association) returned to Sweet Briar for 
Reunion but had to leave, because of hus- 
band Tom's illness, before things got under 
way. Later word from Ann reports Tom 
fully and quickly recovered. Ann and Tom. 
the three daughters and the new young son 
have mo\ed into a lovely new home in 
Charleston, W. Va., where Tom is building 
his practice in pediatrics. 

Back to the subject of Reunion, my cor- 
respondent Betty drove down from Phila- 
delphia with Mary Alice Bennett Dorrance; 
they picked up Grace BtJgg Muller-Thym 
en route, and the three of them apparently 
had a magnificent time. Some others who 
made it to Sweet Briar were; Penny Lewis, 
just commencing a new job as one of six- 
psychologists for some 2400 mentally-ill 
patients; Toppin W'hejt Crowell, proclaim- 
ing the talents of her six-months-old off- 
spring; 'Virginia Duggins, a medical school 
sophomore, aspiring to become a neurologist; 
Harriette Gordon Lowman; Diana Greene 
Helfrich; Margaret Preston Newton. Eu- 
genia Burnett Affel; Ann Morrison Reams, 
who has since become the mother of a 
daughter (two boys already); Mary Stone 
Moore Rutherford; Daphne W'llhtngton 
Adams; Rene Mitchell Moore; 'Virginia 
Moonuiiv Hall; and undoubtedly others 
whose names Lve lost in the confusion. It's 
a shame we couldn't all be there, but L 
myself, am aiming for the 15th reunion and 
will look for everybody to be present then. 
Incidentally, who's got those fine question- 
naires Margie Harbin sent out last 
spring ? 

To the best of my knowledge — and cor- 
rect me if I'm wrong — Sudie Clark Hanger 
is the first of our class to have greeted her 
fifth child. Susan Graham arrived in April, 
the second girl-child in the fan-iily. Last 
heard from, Sudie was, shall we say, busy, 
but ecstatic. Dorothy Malone '^'ates, another 
Atlantan, has a brand new son, James 
Comer '^'ates, born August 8th, who iits 
beautifully as the fourth link in the family 
pattern of girl, boy, girl, boy. 

Elsie Diggs Orr wrote last time just be- 
fore leaving 'Winston-Salem with Sam and 
their two boys for a vacation at the family 
camp in New York. In spite of the two 
active sons, Elsie manages to contribute a 
good deal of time to Junior Leaguing — 
everything fron-i thrift-shop work to being 
a "Follies" chorine. 

Ruth Jaccjiiot Tempest (who, bless her 
heart, knows the tribulations of a class 
secretary) reports that her two little boys 
will be in first grade and nursery school, 
respectively, this year, out in Walnut Creek, 
California, where she has taken up resi- 
dence while husband Rone is in Korea. 


0\ernight visits in the dormito- 
ries are limited to two nights to 
avoid interfering with students. 
Alumnae are also reminded that 
they are expected to b/iy meal 
tickets for Refectory meals. 

Ruth had seen Coralie Kahn Ferro. also the 
mother of two children, at a Sweet Briar 
luncheon for Mrs. Pannell in San Francisco. 
Ruth also forwarded a most interesting let- 
ter from Polly Peyton Turner, written from 
Hawaii last winter. Since it's hardly recent 
enough to be news, I won't quote from the 
letter, except to say that at that time the 
Turners, with twins, were residing on the 
Island of Oahu. loving it. and dreading the 
day when they might be ordered elsewhere 
— which day I hope has not yet come. 

Margaret Becker Schiltges and Bill have 
settled in San Diego with their two little 
girls, a new house, and a yard which seems 
to demand much of their attention. Becky 
mentioned something about rain ruining 
their gardening efforts — a disloyal Cali- 
fornian if I ever saw one. Martha Bticbanan 
Wadsworth. on the other hand, is presently 
bringing up her two daughters in the con- 
fines of a Manhattan apartment, and wist- 
fully reports that she (like me) has to dust 
off' house plants instead of sodding lawns. 

I have a small apartment here in Hous- 
ton, where I'm working for the aforenamed 
agenc-y as a secretary, otfice-manager and 
what-have-you. Came down from Dallas a 
year ago when the agency opened this new 
office, and disregarding all Dallas tradition, 
I like Houston fine. My view of it, of 
course, is limited by the demanding hours 
of this business — and I'm ashamed to say 
that I haven't yet seen the Houstonians 
among our classmates. Have talked with 
Anne Barrett George a couple of times. 
Anne's little boy had a serious operation 
last spring, followed by a long convales- 
cence, during which the family spent a 
month at Myrtle Beach and another month 
in Kerrville, Texas. They're now back home, 
everybody well and happy. Anne reports run into Jan Darby recently in 
Houston. Jan's been working here for sev- 
eral years but is currently away on a two- 
months tour of Europe. She's due back 
sometime in October, when I hope we can 
work up a local reunion of the Houston 
alumnae of '42. Anne had also talked brief- 
ly with Sally Schall van Allen in Charlotte 
this summer. 

I've rambled on a good deal here about 
nothing very startling. Has anything start- 
ling happened to you.'' Do keep me in- 
formed. And if there's any one person 

you're particularly anxious to hear about. 
won't you let me know, and I'll do every- 
thing in my power to dig up a report. If I 
can get my hands on those questionnaires 
sent out last spring, would you like a series 
of brief summaries on everyone who re- 
plied — or would you prefer to stick to cur- 
rent events exclusively? Speak! I am a 
public servant, you know. (Ed. Note; The 
questionnaires are in the Alumnae Office 
and we shall be glad to send them to any- 
one interested — but first to your new sec- 


Secretary. Clare Eager (Mrs. A. D. Mat- 
thai, Jr.), 20 Clinton PI.. Utica, N. Y. 
Fund Agent: Anne McJunkin (Mrs. 
Frank Briber. Jr.). 6640 Elm Tree Road. 
Milwaukee. 'Wise. 

I beg you all to send information on to 
me, before I am replaced next June — that 
my last gasps may be heavy with news'. 

Early in the summer, I had a note from 
Sarah Louise Adams Bush who had just re- 
turned from a wonderful trip to New York 
with Bob and the two children. 'While east 
she had seen Tookie Kntstern 'White in 
Swarthmore. Ouija also told me that she 
sees Dot Long Cousins quite often and re- 
ported that Dot and her family of two boys 
were going to Colorado for their summer 

Mary Belle Lee Aldridge also writes of 
seeing Tookie, Bob and their three hand- 
some sons who stopped by on their way 
home to Hawaii. Mary Belle was at Sweet 
Briar Commencement week end, but just 
missed seeing Tookie there, too. Since then 
Mary Belle has added to the fold a male 
child not to mention a full time maid ! 

I was sorry to hear of the death of Anne 
Noyes' mother this spring, but on the other 
hand am happy to relate that Anne is very 
pleased with her new job on the staff of 
the solicitor at the Department of the In- 
terior. Anne writes that she hears from 
Scottie Simmons McConnell who is still 
working for the Public Health Service in 
Chapel Hill, N. C. 

Another welcome card came in froni May 
Gardner Smith Burgess, who must be ultra 
busy with an overwhelming group of future 
candidates for SBC having just produced 
her fifth daughter. M. G. is ready to attend 
that tenth reunion. She says. "It seems to 
me all sorts of \ows to do so were made 
nine years ago." — and weren't they.-' So 
let's get a good group. 

I saw Mary Miller Nacquin, '40g, in 
Baltimore this summer. Sandy Packard 
Hubbard arrived for the member-guest golf 
week end at our club here in Lltica. She 
had recently experienced a similar golf 
tournament week end with Tish Ord Elliott, 
had seen Frances Gregg Petersmeyer in 
Bronxville and Pat Robineaii Vandevere, 
Muie Grymes and Betty W'eems Westfeldt 
in N. Y. She told me that "Weems' baby 
was a girl. But Sandy's personal news was 
understandably her most enthusiastic — their 


AhimiMe News 

adoption of a baby boy. I'm sure he will 
be most proud of his mother as she couldn't 
have looked cuter — very petite and attrac- 

Down to earth . . . don't forget the 
Alumnae Fund; the small colleges are really 
getting the squeeze these days. I know you 
think you are too. but a little bit from 
everyone will add up. Do it now and feel 
the glow of your halo as you throw your 
solicitation letter in the basket with no 
pang of conscience. 


CLiss Secretary: Mrs. John S. 'Waters 
(Patricia Whitaker). Bellona and Clark 
Ave.. Lutherville. Md. 
P/iiid Agent: 'Virginia Noves (Mrs. Hugh 
B. Pillsbury), 5967 N. Berkeley Blvd., 
Milwaukee 11, 'Wise. 

Hello everybody ! This was a very pro- 
ductive summer for some of our classmates. 
Catherine Ttft Porter had her third child, a 
boy, after two girls. James Tinsley Porter 
III bounced into the world on July 13th, 
weighing a meagre 9 lbs., 12 ozs. Janet 
Stiiples Munt produced her first son and 
heir on July 26th. His name is Plummet 
Coldwell Munt, Jr., and he weighed 5 lbs., 
14 ozs. Ginny Griffith Morton had her 
third girl on July 31st and named her Mary 
Anne Stewart Morton. Connie Builloiig 
Myrick had her first in April — a boy named 
James McLean Myrick III. "I got violently 
domestic and even went so far as to wash 
tremendous loads of clothes one rainy Fri- 
day and to carry said clothes up to the attic 
to dry and I produced an heir eight weeks 
ahead of schedule. What a surprise — I 
didn't even have a diaper ready — just 12 
pairs of booties donated by interested pati- 
ents and wives." 

Jane Rice McPherson, who deserves credit 
for half of this column every time it is due, 
reports from Atlanta. Antoinette Hjrt 
Moore spent a day with Jane. She was en- 
route to Charlotte, N. C, to house hunt. 
Toni saw Grace Woodward in Richmond 
and says she is looking very slim and love- 
ly. Jane had Tee, Betty Harerty Smith and 
Frances Longino Schroder in for a coke 
when Toni was visiting. 

Anne Moore Remington is now estab- 
lished in Baltimore with husband, Mac, and 
two darling children. Anne. Mac, John and 
I sat up fill all hours one night watching 
the Republican Con\ention. Jinx Griffin 
Hilbert tells me that Sally Hollerith Nietsch 
has bought a home in Morristown. She and 
her husband, Eric, come down to Gibson 
Island frequently to sail their boat. Ellie 
LuMotte Trippe had her first baby, a girl, 
m July — mother and daughter doing fine. 

I'd love to have some news from or about 
the following: Dot DeVore Piatt, Phyllis 
Anderson, Anne Boweti Broadus. Norma 
Bradley Arnold, Peggy Gordon, Alice Hep- 
burn, Dotty Tobiii Ayres and many, many 
others. Let me know what you are doing 
these days. 

Mary Stuart Gilliam and Betsy Perry, 

daughters of Mary Stuart McGttire 

Gilliam, '47g, and Ellen Gilliam 

Perry, '45g. 


Secretary: Elizabeth H. Hicks (Mrs. Julian 
A. Pollak. Jr.), 2737 South Walter' Reed 
Drive, Arlington, Virginia. 
Fund Agent: Anna Mary Chidester 
(Mrs. W. H. Heywood, Jr.), 2821 Meado- 
wood Dr., Toledo, Ohio. 

Sorry not to make the last issue, but 1 
was all involved with wedding plans. What 
a time! In case you all haven't heard, I was 
married on February 22 to Julian Albert 
Pollak, Jr. (Dooley for short), originally 
frc)m Cincinnati, Ohio. We had a wonder- 
ful wedding, a small one, in my home 
town; and our wedding trip to Cuba and 
Puerto Rico was out of this world. We are 
solid citizens now — all settled in a new 
apartment development in Arlington, Va. 
Dooley works for the Defense Department, 
and I am a full-time housewife. 

I have had several notes and cards and. 
as usual, have a number of new arrivals to 
announce. Last fall, little Alicia arrived at 
the home of Ruth Longmire Wagner; and 
Thomas Haller Jackson III came to Huldah 
Edens Jackson. More recently the Donald 
Gleasers (Martha Holton) have added 
Thomas Holton Glesser to their family, and 
Edie Page (Gill) and Stan Breakill have 
added little Ruth Byrne. The Breakills are 
also the proud possessors of their own 

A note from Ruth Longmire Wagner 
brought some very sad news, which you all 
may have heard by now. Helen Ohen Pope, 
her husband and her mother were all killed 
in September, 1951, when the car in which 
they were driving collided with a freight 

I learned not long ago of Becky Stokes 
engagement to Christopher Lamb of Balti- 
more. The wedding was to have taken 
place on May 31st, but I have not heard 
any of the details. 

A couple more newcomers are Ellen 
Raymer Hemphill, new daughter of Mary 
Kathryn Frye Hemphill; and little Buck, 
son of Frances Bickers Pinnell. 

That's all for now, but please write! 


Secretary: Ariana Jones (Mrs. James P. 

Wittke), Mt. Lucas Road, Princeton, New 


Fund Agent: Nancy Dowd (Mrs. Robert 

Burton), Box 1086, Glendale, Ohio. 

A card from one of the globe trottingest 
members of our class, Mary Lou Holton, 
tells of a vacation in Mexico where she has 
fallen in love with Acapulco. 

Charlotte Spruiit Murchison writes: "As 
usual, my only news is babies ! Number 
Four arrived in March — a boy to even up 
the score — that makes two of each!" Char 
also says that she had a wonderful visit 
with Miss Gladys Boone who drove down 
to Wilmington during spring vacation. 

Carol Cone Cozart's second child was 
born on February 5. His name is Robert 
Toombs Cozart, III. His sister, Robin, was 
two-years-old two weeks after he arrived. 

Crutcher Field Harrison's second child, a 
daughter, arrived, a bit early, on June 9. 
She weighed only five pounds five ounces, 
but has gained weight and is a healthy, 
smiling baby. She is named for her two 
grandmothers, Helen Rowe. Crutcher is 
looking forward to this fall when her niece, 
Martha Rowe Field, enters Sweet Briar, so 
she can enjoy her comments and impres- 
sions. Seems quite a long time ago when 
we were all getting ready to start college, 
doesn't it.'' 

Ellen Robbing Red spent her vacation in 
Colorado. Helen Murchison Lane and her 
husband had a wonderful trip through the 
West this summer. 

More news from down Florida way from 
Tody Corcoran Hartzer who writes that 
Jessie Strickland Elcock, Walter, and their 
three cute children were at the beach at 
Jacksonville in June. The Hartzers spent 
August at the beach, which must have been 
a wonderful change. 

Peggy Todd Fanning's biggest news is 
that they have moved into their own home 
which is most attractive and has a kitchen 
"one can really work in. " Her daughters, 
"Marget," 2' S, and Kathy, 1, are growing 
rapidly. Peg says they are treated to a real 
flow of conversation from ""Marget"' and 
that since Kathy is getting around on her 
own she has loads of opportunity to get 
into trouble. Peg saw Peggy Coffnian Smith 
and reports that married life agrees with 
her and that she is as pretty as ever. 

My biggest news is that I was married 
on August 23 to James Pleister Wittke. 
Georgianna Ellii was maid of honor. After 
a trip to New England, we are back in 
Princeton. We expect to be here about a 
year while Jim finishes his work for a 
Ph.D. in physics at the University. 

Georgie Ellis has completed her work for 
a Masters in social work at the LTniversity 
of North Carolina and is now working in 

Thats all for now. I'm looking forward 
to hearing from you this winter. 

October, 1952 


Isolde Baisch Werhahn (left) and Ellenor-Knowles Stafford, '47g, met 
recently in Stuttgart, Germany. Eilenor writes that they had a wonderful time 
talking about Sweet Briar, Germany, and the United States, and they came to 
the conclusion that the "exchange program of foreign and United States stu- 
dents is a most important factor in furthering international understanding." 

Eilenor has recently been appointed principal of the Lupheim American 
Elementary School at Lupheim, Germany. It is an army school for the children 
of army personnel. 

Isolde was a student at Sweet Briar in 1949-50. She was the first German 
girl to come to Sweet Briar on a scholarship after the war. Her plans for con- 
tinuing her education at the University were altered suddenly after meeting 
Mr. Werhahn on the boat on which she was returning to Germany. He had 
been a special student at the University of Chicago Graduate School. They were 
married a year ago and are now living in Stuttgart, Germany. 


Secret:iiy: CvNTHiA Bemiss (Mrs. William 
A. Stuart, Jr.), Rosedale, Va. 
Agent: Margaret Ellen White (Mrs. 
James M. Van Buren), 21 Townsend St., 
Walton, N. Y. 

Peggy Robertson Christian had a little 
girl, Robin, around the first of August. She 
really is adorable. 

Shirley Levis Johnson announces the ar- 
rival of Ashton Collins Johnson on August 
30. They now live in Skokie, 111. 

A wonderful letter from Blair Buruell 
May relates that she has kept busy this 
summer with a new house, four dogs. She 
said that Ernie Banker plans to work for 
John Hancock Co. this fall, that Sue Fitz- 
gei\ild Van Home had a son in August and 
that Kay Weisiger will marry Bob Osborne 
on September 6. He works in Washington. 

Isabel Ztilick Rhoads says that she and 
her husband, Wayne, who is in the Navy 
spent the summer in Newport. 

Stu McGuire Gilliam has moved to 
Princeton for two years where Mac plans to 
study for his Ph.D.; Ginna Walker Christian 
has a new house in Richmond. Andy got 

out of the Marines early in the summer; 
Eleanor Bosworth spent the summer travel- 

Being a farmer's wife, I have been up to 
my neck in canning, freezing, preserving 
and so ad infinitum even unto hoeing pota- 

Please write and I'll put your gems into 
the next installment. 


Secretary. Mary Jo Armstrong. Carillon 
House, Apt. 545, 2500 Wisconsin Avenue, 
N. W., Washington 7, D. C. 
Fund Agent: Anne Ricks, 1506 Westwood 
Avenue, Richmond 27, Virginia. 

With the advent of this wonderful Indian 
Summer, I have become quite nostalgic 
about all of you. The fall of '44 seems to 
have been only yesterday, and June of '53 
is not far away. This is the year of our 
five-year reunion, and I do so hope that 
each and everyone of you will plan to be at 
Sweet Briar for the occasion. 

My deepest and most heartfelt thanks to 
those of you who answered my SOS. All 
my efforts seem completely justified when 

you so graciously come forth with a newsy 
letter. It's a very rewarding feeling and 
makes the task of acquiring news a real 
|oy. You who wrote did such a stupendous 
job that I have much to report. Dr. Conner 
\\'Ou!d never appro\'e of the disjointed Eng- 
lish construction and the grammar, but here 
IS the news. . . . 

The stork has certainly been busy lately. 
Katherine Drane, daughter of Jeanne Mor- 
rell Garlington, made her debut into this 
world on May 31. Jeanne's husband was in 
Washington recently, and it was wonderful 
talking with him, hearing all about the 
baby and what he and Jeanne were doing. 
They will be leaving Texas this fall for 
Selma, Ala., where Henry was stationed be- 
fore they went to Corpus Christi. 

Her first baby, a son, was born to Pat 
Cansler Covington on the 26th of May. 
Pat says James Robert, Jr.. "looks like his 
Daddy, but has his mother's red hair" and 
loves to talk as much as she does. In July 
Pat saw West ray Boyce when they were 
both visiting in Gastonia, N. C. Westray 
married James Roy Nicholas on August 9th 
and is living in New York City. 

Liz Beltz Rowe wrote that her daughter 
Sara Elizabeth, born December 31. 1951, 
is now sitting up and busily crawling all 
over the place. Liz occasionally sees Dot 
Wallace 'Wood who is also living in Balti- 

For days Susan Van Wester\'elt Kelly 
was known as B.G. — baby girl — because 
mama Nancy Vaughn Kelly hadn't named 
her yet. Susan was born on August 2. An 
announcement from Marguerite Rucker 
EUett tells of her son, Edmund Tazewell, 
who arrived June 9th. Judy Blakey Brown 
had a girl, Teresa Leigh, May 15. Jane 
Shoesinith Newcomb had her second son. 
Dick, on June 18, and Eve Godchaux 
Hirsch had a boy on July 22nd. Jane and 
her husband have recently bought a home 
in Roselle, New Jersey. 

Other children: James McAvity born this 
past January was Peggy Pierce McAvity's 
third child. Jane Taylor Ix had a son in 
June, and Martha Sue Skinner had a son, 
Robert Ray, Jr., in July. Martha Lou who 
was in Florida when the baby was born, has 
gone back to Texas where her husband is 
stationed. Kay Fulton Alston had a daugh- 
ter, named Jean White, on April 6th. Kay 
wrote that they built a home last year and 
have been busily decorating it. 

Biggest news of all from Sammy Samjord 
Llpchurch is the birth of her son, Samuel 
E. Upchurch, Jr., on Jan. 29. I chatted 
with her in July when I passed through 
Birmingham. She and Sam spent their vaca- 
tion in Highland, N. C. They lunched with 
Peggy Sheffield Martin and Tom in Atlanta 
on their way home, and occasionally see 
Bess Pratt. They plan to go to New York 
to a medical meeting the end of September. 

Bea Backer Simpson recently visited Mrs. 
Lyman at L'nion Theological Seminary and 
had a delightful visit with her. Mrs. Ly- 
man, according to Bea, speaks of her classes 
there with much enthusiasm. Bea and Ann 
Paxson talk with each other when Bea is in 
Baltimore. After two years of travelling and 


Altininae Neir: 

a vacation in Miami in June, Ann's job 
analysis work is keeping her in Baltimore. 

News comes from Judy Perkins Llewellyn 
in Broadalbin, N. Y., where her husband is 
located as a civil engineer working on the 
through-way from New York to Buffalo. 
Judy says that the town is a small resi- 
dential community at the foot of the 
Adirondacks and on the Sacandaga Reser- 
voir which has made it perfect for the sum- 
mer. She tells of having become an ardent 
gardener and a zealous golfer, and that they 
plan to spend January and Februaiy vaca- 
tioning in Florida. 

Martha Frye Terry, who is still living in 
Richefield Park, N. J., wrote that Pat 
Goldin is getting a degree in Library Sci- 
ence at the University of Wisconsin. Pat 
was in Madison for the summer session, 
and when I heard from her, she was in 
the midst of exams. She says that Madison 
is a wonderful town and the dorm in which 
she is living is complete with wall-to-wall 
carpeting, a private telephone in her room 
— and all. 

Ann On' Savage has recently mo\ed into 
a now home in Westfield, N. J. While on 
a trip with her husband Bob, a metallurgist 
with International Nickel Company in New 
York, she stayed with Patty Jenny Nielsen 
and her two children. John and Virginia. 
She also saw Molly Coulter Bowditch, who 
is li\ing in Cohasset, Mass. During the 
winter. Molly and another girl run a nurs- 
ery school for about 25 young ones. Patty 
vacationed in Ottawa, Montreal, and Quebec 
as well as in Hyannis on Cape Cod. Ann 
also wrote that she occasionally sees Janet 
Smith Means who is living outside Port- 
land, Maine, now. Janet has two children — 
Patricia, the elder, and Douglas. 

Skipper Mattison recently received her 
M.S. from Simmons College and is now 
working for an affiliate of the Children's 
Medical Center in Boston, which places 
children in medical foster homes. Skipper 
is the "home-finder" whose chief interest is 
in Blind Children. She has plans for a trip 
to Panama this fall. 

Felicia J.ickson Wheless passed through 
"Washington recently. She has been travel- 
ling with Lock a great deal and was on her 
way to Sea Island for a week when I talked 
with her. They are presently living in 

Twas wonderful to have news of Edith 
Scannell after lo these many years. In the 
mornings she works for three lawyers, and 
in the afternoons she has a job with her 
father, an architect. In August she and her 
mother took a wonderful six days' cruise to 
Nassau and reported that the weather was 
perfection, and she couldn't have had a 
better time. 

Closey Faulkner, who has resigned her 
position with the Richmond Public Schools, 
is teaching in an independent school in 
New York City this fall and living with 
three Richmond friends. This summer she 
had much fun running a new child care 
center for children of working mothers. 

"VC'ord came from "Vicki Brock Badrow 

that they moved from Yonkers in the spring 
to Syracuse where Ned is the Assistant Di- 
rector of the Elmcrest Children's Center. 
They have a home nearby and have been 
painting, buying antiques, refinishing old 
furniture and getting the home in shape. 

The Washington group has a new mem- 
ber — Nan Steptoe McKinley. After Stan 
completed his Master's at Harvard in June, 
they came here where he is now connected 
with American Airlines. 

European travellers — Gloria McElroy who 
left in May for 3 months, and McCall 
Henderson, .who departed August H for 
about 6 weeks. I've also heard that Dickie 
Lile has been in Europe this summer. 

Evvy Sharp has certainly led a colorful 
life since graduation. After she left SBC 
she got her M.A. at Wellesley in Political 
Science, and then spent the next two years 
studying and travelling in Europe, receiving 
her LL.D. from the L'niversity of Paris in 
International Law. She has met so many 
interesting and famous people. Last year 
she attended the Academy of International 
Law at the Peace Palace in the Hague and 
right now is looking for a job. 

When I was in New York in June, I 
saw Mayde Ludington Henningsen. She 
and Vic have such an attractive home in 
Scarsdale with lots of room for their two 
little boys to romp and play. Nela Wattley 
called her this summer on her way to Maine 
for a vacation. Mayde and Vic were in 
Bermuda this spring, and when I saw her, 
she was still sporting a wonderful tan. 

Marjorie Smith Smithey is living in Roa- 
noke where her husband is a mechanical 
engineer. She has two children, Ann and 

On September 6. Bess White became Mrs. 
Charles Alexander Gregory, Jr., at the 
Salem Presbyterian Church, His sister, 
Maria Gregory Tabb, '47, was matron of 
honor and Helen Elliott Sockwell was a 
bridesniatron. Mary Somers Booth Parker's 
'49 husband was a groomsman. Betty Ker- 
nan was also there for the occasion which 
seems to have been a real SBC gathering. 

Ginger and Kathi', 2-year-old twins, and 

brother Sam, Children of Anne Sanford 

L'PCHURCH, '48g, 

After flying to Bermuda for their honey- 
moon, they returned to New York by boat. 
Charles is a physicist associated with Ex- 
periment. Inc., in Richmond where they 
have bought a home. 

Tommy Porter married Edward Mullen 
on May 29 in Kansas City. She teaches 
nursery school there and Ted is an attorney. 

Mary Barrett Robertson wrote that little 
Tom is keeping her busy, and with Augusta 
such a boom town Heard is working ter- 
ribly hard. Now that her sister Katherine 
has married a Minneapolis boy. she expects 
to have first hand news of Harriotte BLind 
Coke who is living there. Harriotte's hus- 
band Jim has just completed his Masters 
at the Llniversity of Minnesota and has 
started on his doctorate in Political Science. 
She has been doing volunteer work at the 
Heart Hospital, the only one of its kind in 
the country. Harriotte's field is occupational 
therapy with children. She has also served 
as Church Secretary this year. 

Jane Leach Cromwell was up at Green 
Lane, Pa., this summer. Steve, who will be 
a senior in med. sch(^ol this fall \\'as camp 
doctor at the University of Pennsylvania 
camp for underprivileged children in the 
foothills of the Poconos. Janie kept the camp 
records which "made her feel part of the 
place since she was the only woman there." 

Martha Schmidheiser Rodman is in Chapel 
Hill. N. C where Nat has accepted a 
year's residency in Pathology at the new 
hospital there. 

Washington still has its claim on some 
'4Sers. Weezie Lloyd is still working here 
after a marvelous cruise to Venezuela. She 
told me that Ces Youmans. who has been 
rooming with her, plans to return to New 
York this fall. Weezie visited Blair Graves 
in Roanoke in July. Audrey 
Rosselot and her husband vacationed in 
Illinois and all over the New England 
states She was glowing with tales of their 
trip the last time we had lunch together. I 
also lunched with Connie Somen ell Matter 
recently. She looked wonderful and I had a 
delightful time visiting with her. She will 
be here with her husband and two-year-old 
daughter until October 1st. 

Malloy Wright Warren, her husband 
Bob, and year old daughter, Loy, made a 
trip to Mackinac Island and Chicago this 

From the West Coast came news of Jane 
Miller Wright. They spent a two weeks 
vacation at Catalina and Santa Cruz Islands 
on Howard's father's 47 foot yawl. Now 
that they are back Jane says they are "put- 
ting their all into changing the adminis- 
tration come November 4. " She has two 
sons, Howard and William. 

Joyce Sen/ner Armour is living in New 
York where she has a job as a television 
and radio commercial writer for an advertis- 
ing agency. Jody Vestal Lyons' husband 
Bob was called back into the Navy in April 
after they had had just a year on his 
family's place in Maryland. 

Martha Mansfield Clements is with her 
family in Munfordville. Ky., since her hus- 
band has been ordered to Japan. She hopes 

October, 1952 


to be able to join him later on. Martha 
also wrote that Jane Guy Soper and son 
James IV are living in Delavan Lake. Wis- 
consin, from which her husband Jim com- 
mutes to Chicago. Also that Ruth Sireel 
IJe and her husband have built a new home 
in Toledo where Charlie is practicing law. 

Meon Bower, whom I saw in VCashington 
recently, has a fascinating job. She said 
that the Federal Reserve Bank is starting a 
system of procedures study program with 
the idea of weeding out antiquated methods 
and encouraging constructive thinking on 
the part of the employees about their own 
|(ibs. Meon is the only employee in this 
Planning Department, and she will be sign- 
ing the new forms or suggesting revisions 
to old ones to improve their methods. 

NX'orlds of news came in about the Nor- 
folk girls. 1 saw Indie Lindijy Bilisoly and 
Peggy Addington Twohy at Virginia Beach 
on Labor Day week end. Indie's husband 
is an Assistant Resident at the New York 
Hospital where she also works. They will 
be in Norfolk for the month of September. 
Peggy has spent the summer at the Beach 
with her two adorable little girls. She and 
Patty Traiigolt Rixey took their children to 
Florida in March to Clearwater Beach. 
Peggy and her husband also went to Ber- 
muda in May. 

Helen Ptnder \X'ithers who is still work- 
ing for the radio station in Norfolk has 
moved next door to Peggy. Eleanor Potts 
Snodgrass, after four months in Washing- 
ton, has moved to Virginia Beach where 
Strib has reported for duty on a small 
rocket ship. Betsy Plunkett has just re- 
turned from a trip through Canada. From 
what I gather, the Norfolk girls see right 
much of each other. 

As for myself, I have a magnificent job 
and adore living in Washington, I saw Liz 
BiirboNv Bcggs at a shower recently and now 
that Kax Berthier McKelway is living here I 
see her occasionally. Ginny WurzhdchVztAy 
is in Annapolis where Dick is stationed 
after a year in Bermuda. They have a two- 
year-old son. Patty Dameron is here work- 
ing for her senator from West Va. A note 
from Jane Luke told of her graduation from 
Medical School at the L'niversity of Virginia 
in June, and that for the last two months 
she had been on Pediatrics, which she 
found so fascinating that she had almost 
decided to specialize in that field. 

I know that all of you join me in extend- 
ing our sympathy to Diane King whose 
brother, Lt. David King, was killed on 
August 6th in Korea and to Louise Day 
Thompson whose husband was killed in a 
plane crash in June. My prayers and 
thoughts have been with both of them dur- 
ing their grief. 

I would so appreciate your sending me 
any change of address and the announce- 
ment of the birth of your children. I can- 
not stress how important it is that the 
Alumnae Office be notified of a change of 
address; it will save them lots of time and 
money, if you will just drop a postcard 
with this information on it in the mail. 

Judy B.ddwin Baxter, '49g, and daughter, 
Susan Gayle, 

This letter seems to be filled with news 
of babies, ni:\v homes, and \acations with 
husbands. Spinsters, don't despair — there 
are still 33 of us on the vine! 


Seciet.iiy. Katharine Hart. 3133 Monu- 
ment Ave., Richmond 21, Va. 
Fmid Agent: Caroline Casey (Mrs. C. 
Coleman McGehee), 501 N. Allison St., 
Richmond 20, Va. 

I know you will all join me in welcoming 
Caroline C/.tf) McGehee as our new fund 
agent. I'm sure we will all cooperate with 
Casey as well as we did with Alice Trout 
who is now in Toronto. Canada, where she 
is working as a technician in the Toronto 
General Hospital. 

Jean Taylor is now living at home and 
working in Washington doing research 
work for Johns Hopkins L'niversity. Lucie 
Wood is at Columbia taking a Ph.D. in 
anthropology. Mary Virginia Grigshy Mal- 
lett and her husband, Gordon, received their 
M.S. degrees from Purdue in June. They 
will continue living in Lafayette. Indiana, 
while Gordon works toward his Ph.D. 

In New York in August I saw Ann 
Henderson who is still working at Norcross 
Greeting Card Co. I talked to Trip Corddry 
who is an editorial assistant at the Y. W. 
C. A. in New York. Trip had just returned 
from Cleveland where she was a bridesmaid 
in Lizzy Hancock's marriage to Paul Fritsche 
on August l(i. Ann F/ery Bryan and Nancy 
Houriet Cotton were among the guests at 
the wedding. 

Ruth Garrett was married August 2 to 
Dr. Robert Washington Preucel. Ann Hig- 
gins, Polly Plummer, Ellen Ramsay, and 
Carter VcinDci enter Slatery were the brides- 
maids. After a trip to Bermuda, Ruthie and 
Bob are living in Philadelphia where he is 
in residence at the V. of Pennsylvania Hos- 
pital. Margaret Towers was married Sep- 
tember 6 to Carter Talman. Ruth G.irrett 
Preucel was the matron of honor and Polly 
Plummer was one of the bridesmaids. Mar- 
garet and Carter are living in Richmond. 

Among the children born to members of 

our class is a daughter. Penny, born to 
Nancy Hoiiriet and Gary Cotton last No- 
vember. Hugh and Kitty Hciidivick Efird 
have a son, Hugh, Jr., born April 2. Steve 
and Carrie Beard deClerque have a daugh- 
ter, Julia Lee, born April 16. Dick and 
Ann Fiery Bryan have a son, Ricky, born in 
July. Bill and June Eager Finney have a 
son, Daniel Gross, born August 10. Wes 
and Joan McCarthy VChiteman ha\e a son. 
Wes is now out of the army and they are 
back in Glencoe. 111., where they have 
bought a home. Sally Treadtray Smith now 
has two sons. 

Betsy Dershuck. Marge Babcock and I 
met in 'Washington in May, just after 
Marge returned from Europe. We had a 
grand time visiting Stevie Stevens and Polly 
Plummer in their Georgetown house, and 
seeing Dee Dee Currey who is working for 
the Defense Department. In July, I visited 
Fritzie Dtincombe Lynch at her home in 
VC'ilmette, 111. ''Jt'hile there. I saw Carrie 
Beard deClerque and her daughter Julia, 
and Peggy Qiiynn Maples called en route 
to Canada for a vacation. Fritzie and I also 
went to the Democratic Convention, which 
was most exciting, and we ran into Dee 
Dee Currey. I hear Betsy Brown was a 
hostess at the Republican Convention. Ann 
Higgins is now working for NBC in New 

Sandy and Patsy Daiiii Robinson and 
their son have moved to Indianapolis. Ind.. 
for a year or so. Dot Wallace ^i'ood and 
her husband Walter are now living in Tow- 
son. Maryland. Bruce and Sallie Legg de 
Martine are li\ing in Tallahassee, Fla., 
while he finishes his course in hotel ad- 
ministration. Joe and Jean Altschtil Pingi- 
tore and their son will be in Panama Canal 
Zone for another year. Pat Brown was 
there, too. when last heard from. Tommy 
and Jackie Jacobs Buttram spent this sum- 
mer touring the west and Canada. Tommy 
enters his last year of medical school in 
the fall. Betty W'elljord Bennett is again 
teaching third grade at St. Christopher's 
School for Boys. Her husband. Paul, en- 
tered the Medical College of Virginia this 
Fall. I am off to Milwaukee to teach the 
second grade at Milwaukee-Downer Semi- 
nary this winter. 


Secretary. Lacy Skinner (Mrs. R. N. 
Eckardt), Sunset Lane, Rye, N. Y. 
Fund Agent: Diana Dent. Old Church 
Rd.. Greenwich, Conn. 

Fran Cone visited Atlanta and Boston in 
May. In Atlanta, she ran into Yvonne 
W'orley at the Metropolitan Opera, Yvonne's 
married name is a mystery, but we do know 
her husband is in medical school at Emory. 
Fran had lunch with Bettye Wright Sch- 
neider and Dottie Barney Hoover, both of 
whom are now living in Atlanta. A son. 
Maurice Jackson Hoover, III, was born to 
Dottie last October. 

NX'hile in Boston. Fran had dinner with 
Nell Lee Greening. Bonnie Loyd. Nancy- 
Day, Tree Lanman, Merry Moore and B. G. 


Alumnae News 

Elmore. Nell is attending Boston's Katie 
Gibbs and would like to work in "Bean 
Town" after graduation. Bonnie is settled 
in an apartment and has a secretarial job at 
Harvard Business School; Nancy Day is 
secretary to a radiation therapy doctor at 
Mass. General Hospital; Merry is a secre- 
tary for an insurance company, and Tree is 
teaching school at the Milton Academy out- 
side of Boston. 

Debbie Freeman Cooper and her doctor- 
husband, Newbold, are living in Hanover, 
N. H., but not for long. "Newby" is going 
to the Navy and will be stationed at Camp 
Lejeune, N. C. 

Lou Moore is in Siam working for the 
State Department and enjoying it im- 

Janet Newmarke is now Mrs. Donald 
Frieburg. She is working in Cleveland while 
Don is with the Navy in Korea. 

Also in Japan with the army is Dunbar 
Jewell. Wife, Nancy Carter and son, Dun- 
bar, Jr., are still living in Chickamauga, Ga. 
Before going overseas. Doc and Nancy 
went to New Orleans where they stopped 
in to see Elsie Laiidram Layton. Elsie and 
Tom have since moved to Houston, Texas. 

I received a nice letter from Tink Spring 
Shannon. They are living in Norfolk while 
Jack is in the Navy. Tink. Ellen Wilker- 
son, Lola Steele Shepherd were on hand for 
Edie Brooke's wedding, June 21st. 

Nan Nelson will be married to Bob Swig- 
gett on October 18. Speaking of Nan, I 
went down to Scarsdale one Sunday toward 
the end of August to see Bill Bailey. She 
had just returned from a two weeks vaca- 
tion in Bermuda. Previous to the vacation, 
she had lunched with Fan Lewis and Sally 
]l"ebh Lent in New York City. Bill is 
working for an accounting firm in Rocke- 
feller Center. 

On July 10th, Catherine Gardner McFall 
was born to Dodge and Jody Livingston 
McFall in Jacksonville. From there, the 
stork winged his way to Nashville, Tenn., 
arriving on July 27th with a daughter for 
Hank and Marilyn Ackerson Barker. 

Judi Campbell Campbell (not a mistake!) 
had a wonderful trip abroad. Judi flew 
over while Rodney sailed on the maiden 
trip of the UNITED STATES in an official 
capacity as press representative. 

Fan Lewis enjoyed a vacation from her 
job at the Durham Hospital in New York 
visiting Margaret Lewis. Fan saw Barbara 
Van Ntes in Baltimore, caught up with 
Cynthia Ellis Dunn on the Jersey turnpike. 
Cynthia's husband is now back from Korea. 
Highlights of the trip were a luncheon in 
New York with Mrs. Lyman, Sally Webb 
Lent, Margaret Lewis, Foo Fowler and Peg 
McDonald, and seeing the Judi-Rodney 
Campbells off on their European trip. 


President: Mary Street. 2101 Coniston 

Place, Charlotte, N. C. 

Secretary: Terrv Faulkner. 190'> Stuart 

Avenue, Richmond, Virginia. 

Fund Agent: Barbara Easier. Princeton, 


In June the "Washington crowd — Mar>' 
Emery, Louise Coleman, Nan Sirna and 
Tuttie Kilpatrici "VCebster — all visited me 
one week end. Barbie Birt was on hand 
too, and Angle Vaughan was visiting Susan 
Taylor. "We really had a reunion to end 
all reunions — more fun! 

Angle, Susan, Tuttie and I journeyed on 
to SBC graduation that Sunday. Peggy 
Chisbotnt Boxley, Mary Pease Fleming, Eu- 
genia Ellis Mason, Carla de Creny Levin 
and Joan Vail were already up these. 'We 
enjoyed step singing thoroughly, particular- 
ly since a lot of our songs were included in 
the repetoire. Lantern Night was lovely, 
even though some of us were a little un- 
prepared. Graduation was quite impress- 
ive; almost everyone graduated cum laiide 
or magna cum laiide. I hooded Brawner. 
and she graduated in the true style of the 
good old fifty-oner that she is! 

Have been to the Beach several times 
over the summer and have had the pleasure 
of seeing both Ashby Jenkins and Marie 
Ironmonger Bundy. Ashby had a fine time 
in Europe and is now working on a maga- 
zine in Norfolk. Marie has a cute little 
girl named Susan. 

It's a losing battle trying to keep up with 
every member of our class, but believe me, 
I'm going to do my best. You will be in- 
terested to know that Doris Brody Rosen 
has a little girl; Mary 'Wise Parrot/ Bull- 
ington, a boy; Anne Red Barstow, a boy. 
Mary Murchison has two children, and 
Debbie McClure (I can't remember her 
married name) is also a proud mamma. 

Speaking of children, Seymour Rennold's 
young son, Robert, is over-loaded with per- 
sonality. He's a sure-fire candidate for the 
Aint's and Asses if you judge anything by 
the wonderful noises he makes! Smoe and 
John tore themselves away from their off- 
spring long enough to take a vacation in 
New York. 

Helen Stanley told me what a good time 
everyone had being in Frenchie's (Mary 
Jane French Halliday) wedding. Evidently, 
it was lovely, and the volatile bride was 
calm and collected ! Etta Craig Dick, Marge 
Davidson Rucker, Ann Sinsheimer and 
Helen were bridesmaids. 

Carol Rolston Toulmin was a mighty 
pretty bride, I know, 'cause I saw her 
picture! I also read the description of her 
wedding; so, I surmise that LTrsula Reimer, 
Nedra Greer and Ruth Magee were fetching 
attendants. I wish all you brides of the 
future would send me your write-ups; it 
would help me a great deal. Carol and 
Sonny are living in Montgomery, Alabama. 

Mary Emery became Mrs. Richard Boone 
Barnhill on August 21st! She had a small 
wedding with just family attending. The 
Barnhills spent their honeymoon in Ber- 
muda and are now living in Washington. 

Sue Lockley held down her same job of 
recreational director at home. Both Joan 
Davis and Nan Sirna visited her. Inci- 
dentally, Joan is engaged to marry Andy 
Warren. Don't any of you dare to say, "I 
told you so! " 

From Billie Herron, 

Circuit Rider for 

Last February, when we first began talk- 
ing of going to the Republican National 
Convention, people laughed — and, truth- 
fully we were uncertain ourselves. "We" 
meant a small group of New York City 
Youth for Eisenhower with whom I had 
worked as a night volunteer since early 
January. Our aim was to get together a 
caravan of Youth for Eisenhower workers 
who would drive as a group to the Conven- 
tion, picking up out-of-town clubs as they 
went. In July we got under way and when 
the Convention began, we were about "iOO 

We set up two centers of operations 
from which our people took part in demon- 
strations, TV and radio shows, distributed 
literature to the delegates, and acted as 
hosts or hostesses at various receptions. 
Some of the girls dressed in "Ike" dresses 
with parasols and five of our men met dele- 
gates as they registered and took those who 
wished to talk to men connected with the 
Eisenhower campaign. There was a great 
deal of colour, enthusiasm, intrigue, bitter- 
ness and ultimate good sportsmanship. 

Now with the excitement of the Con- 
vention worn off, the major work of the 
campaign has begun. I am working on a 
full-time basis with the National Youth 
for Eisenhower. Some people are laughing 
at us again — but we plan to see everybody 
in Washington at the Inaugural Ball in 
honor of Ike next January. 

October, 1952 


I received a long letter from Nan Snake 
Garrett, describing in full the life of a 
navy wife. She and Bob have been here, 
there and everywhere. They even stayed 
right across the street from Jo W'/llkims 
Ray and Jimmy in Key West for a while! 
Jo also wrote me a nice letter, and I gath- 
ered from her and Nan that they really had 
a glorious time being together. Jo and 
Jimmy had a leave in store for them and 
then back to Key West. Goodness knows 
where the ubiquitous Garretts will be ! 
Mrs. McRoberts, Jr. (Annette Aitken — who 
else?) writes about being happily settled 
in an apartment in St. Louis. Mac is won- 
derful, and Kitty Arp and Jane Clark are 
both belles, she says. I wish you girls would 
stop being popular long enough to drop me 
a postcard. 

Patty Carlin wrote me the newiest post- 
card yet. She has been on all kinds of TV 
programs since she has been in New York 
— Sir/p the Mmic, Suspense, Bride tind 
Groom and the Garry Moore Show, to men- 
tion a few. Pat also did some summer 
stock in Connecticut. Now she may be go- 
ing to art school in order to go into the 
designing field. 

Barbara Lasier spent a wonderful summer 
in Europe. She went to England, Scotland, 
France, Italy, Denmark, Sweden, Norway 
and Switzerland, with emphasis on the 
Scandinavian countries. She spent three days 
witnessing the Olympics in Finland! I 
have iust heard that Barbara has agreed to 
takeover the job of Class Fund Agent. Let's 
all make her job as easy as possible by re- 
sponding to the first appeal received. I 
know we can do better than we did last 

I shall conclude this letter with a wonder- 
ful experience I had. I saw Leontyne Price 
in PORGV AND BESS. We all met Leon- 
tyne when she was at Sweet Briar, and if 
you think she sang well there, you should 
have heard her in the role of Bess. The 
Chisholms were thrilled with the presenta- 
tion, and so was L The production is going 
to Europe for two years as propaganda for 
the LTnited States. Be sure to see it when 
it comes back. Peggy, Bill and Joan Vail 
were all at the performance I attended. 

Please don't lose touch with me, even 
though we are starting on our second year 
out of college. I still think our class has 
that special somethmg; so, don't disillusion 
me. See you at the football games! 


Secretary: Jane Carolyn Roseberry, 
Univ. of Virginia Law School, Univ., Va. 
fund Agent: Mary Bailey, Maple Drive, 
Griffin, Ga. 

June was jam-packed with Sweet Briar 
nuptials, each wedding lovelier and more 
fun than the last! Joannie Holbrook's to 
Captain George Patton on June 16 was a 
regular reunion. Washington Cathedral was 
literally overflowing. They've "gone to see 
the world" now and are stationed at Ft. 
Knox, Ky. Joannie has had rheumatic 

fever, I understand, but is recovering well. 

Those riding the Sweet Briar circuit prob- 
ably went on down to Nancy Trask's wed- 
ding to Gilliam Wood in Wilmington, N. 
C, on June 21. The two happy Woods, 
after a honeymoon in Nassau, are setting 
the agricultural world on lire in Edenton, 
N. C. 

Robbin McGarry became Mrs. Bob Ramey 
in Columbus on the 21st also. They are 
settled in Richmond now — Robbin teachin' 
and Bob preachin ! 

On June 28th, Jane Ragland and Talbott 
Young were married in Richmond where a 
large portion of the class of '52 saw them 
off to a Sea Island honeymoon. 

Susan Hobson has a job as "assistant to 
the editor of the book review section of the 
Library Journal." It's a publication which 
goes to all libraries and she gets first crack 
at a lot of coming best sellers ! Guess she 
now has a much bigger audience than the 
Stu. G. Office ! She hopes to take an editing 
course at N.Y.Lf. this fall and is finding 
New York quite gay. 

Nancy Messick entered William and 
Mary Law school on September 18 and is 
now no doubt convulsing and distracting 
all serious minded young lawyers. (They'd 
better watch her, though, because she's 
liable to raise the curve!) Anne Forster is 
doing the same for all the Washington 

Alice Sanders has been in every nook and 
cranny of the L'.S. this summer, per usual. 
Rumor has it that she was in a speed boat 
accident and suffered a cut on the forehead 
but is fine now. Clara McDonald (who 
worked in a department store this summer, 
then took off for Canada) is her roommate 
in Boston this year where they are both 
taking the management training program at 
Radclifte. Anne Hoagland is in graduate 
school too — at Harvard, I understand. 

Jane Carter, Peite Moore, "Paggy " And- 
erson, and Anne Garst were among the 
many who took Europe by storm this sum- 
mer and had a wonderful whirl. Imagine 
the continent thought it had had about all 
it could take . . . but by now, Marty, Mary 
John, McCann and Lou Kelly have hit it! 
They'll be globe trotting until early No- 
vember. Carter is taking journalism at 
Chapel Hill but they're not letting her be 
a high and mighty graduate student. She 
has to go back and take an A.B. in another 
subject ! 

The Navy finally let Henry De Butts ofif 
long enough for a wedding and he and 
Polly Plumb were married in early August. 

Sally Clay became Mrs. Glenville Gid- 
dings on July 22 in Atlanta and, after a 
wedding trip to the tropical isles, he is 
practicing medicine in Atlanta. 

Grace Wallace Brown, and husband Sam- 
bo, are living in Nashville, Tenn. They 
were married on August 2 in Richmond. 

Judy Snowden and Dave Carpenter be- 
came Mr. and Mrs. at St. Margaret's in 
Washington on Aug. 22, and are living in 

Charlottesville while Dave whips through 
his last year of law at the University. 
Marian Gregory was a bridesmaid. She 
hopes to "work for the government " in the 
capitol this winter. 

Anne Trumbore and "George" were mar- 
ried September 1, but afraid I don't know 
any details to pass on. 

St. Margaret's saw another S.B. wedding 
on September 20 — Amie 'Willard's and 
Bucky Block's. They're tripping over Europe 
at present. 

Becky Yerkes has been working for the 
— yep, you guessed it — Little Theatre in 
Jacksonville! She plans to travel over the 
Eastern Seaboard this fall. 

Mary Gordon Leith is at Katherine Gibbs 
in New York. Keir Henley and Margot 
LaRoque are both studying voice there too, 
preparing to let us say we "knew them 
when. " 

Dee Dee Bell is putting her talent to 
good use in a job with Porter Paint Com- 
pany in Louisville, after fulfilling her pro- 
visional work with the Junior League in 

Sue Judd returned from Europe to teach 
school in New Jersey. She's living in New- 
York, however, giving the commuter's angle 
a new switch. Pat Ruppert and Edie Marsh 
were in Europe, too. 

Sally Fishburn is marrying George Fulto.n 
m Roanoke on October 17! The engage- 
ment was announced shortly after gradua- 
tion. They will live on in the Star City. 

Cink Batch Barnes is living at home 
now while Art is back in the Mediterranean. 
They are "infanticipating" (to borrow 
Winchell's word) in November. 

Jane Ramsey saw Eulalie McFall Fen- 
hagen in Columbia this summer. The Fen- 
hagen's are at Sewanee while Jimmy 
finishes his last year. Jane herself has been 
plugging away at a business course and 
hopes to work in either Washington or 
New York. 

Our frequent thoughts and deepest sym- 
pathies are with Sallie Anderson Hazel- 
grove in the loss of her husband. Perk, who 
was killed in a plane crash, August 13. 
Sallie is back at Sweet Briar to finish her 
last year. Norma "Jamie" Jansen whom 
most of you will remember from freshman 
and sophomore years, will be the bride of 
Robert James Phalen, Jr., on Nov. 1. They 
will be living in St. Louis. 

I have to tell you that the Convention 
was the thrill of a lifetime and after meet- 
ing HIM, 1 still like You Know Who! 
After all of your cute cards, I feel as though 
I'd personally given birth to a President. 
Many thanks. 

Please do write a postcard or a note on a 
Christmas card so all of the people who 
mean to, and never do, write, will have 
news of you. My address will be the Uni- 
versity of Virginia Law School. 

See you at the polls in November, at the 
Biltmore at Thanksgiving and in the March 


Alumnae News 

Sweet Briar Alumnae Clubs and Their Presidents 


Boston, Massachusetts 

Mrs. Ganson P. Taggart (Paulette Long, '448), 
18 Lloyd Street, Winchester. 

Northern New Jersey 

Mrs. Charles Reydel (Louise Lembeck, '4lg) 
150 Parkside Drive, Plainfield. 

New York City 

Mrs. Sara McHcnry Crouse (Sara McHenry, '28), 
1035 Fifth Avenue. 

Westchester County 

Mrs. Harrison Doty (Marquart Powell, '36g), 
39 Overlook Circle, New Rochelle. 

Rochester. New York 

Mrs. Ralph Peters (Phoebe Rowe, '31g), 
249 Hollywood Avenue. 


Amherst, Virginia 

Mrs. Mahlon S. Bryant (Mildred Faulconer, '44g), 
R. F. D. No. 2. 

Lynchburg. Virginia 

Mrs. Robert Watts (Nida Tomlin, '40g) 
2837 Sheringham Place. 

Norfolk, Virginia 

Mrs. John Rixey (Patricia Traugott, '48g) 
902 Graydon Avenue. 

Richmond. Virginia 

Mrs. Thomas W. Murrell (Jane Goolrick, '40g), 
5705 York Road. 

Roanoke. Virginia 

Mrs. Franklin K. Day, Jr. (Mary Dunglinson, '35g), 
3287 Allendale Street, S. W. 

Washington, D. C. — Alexandria-Arlington, Va. 
Mrs. Frank Spurr (Jane Lesh, '45), 

4313 Kentbury Drive, Bethesda, Maryland. 

Wilmington, Delaware 

Mrs. Hanson Hodge (Emily Jones, '27g), 
Shipley Road, Wyckwood, R.F.D. 2. 

Baltimore. Maryland 

Mrs. William T. Baker (Margaret Leonard, '42), 
1627 Ralworth Road. 

Philadelphia. Pennsylvania 

Mrs. Clarence C. Briscoe (Betty Suttle, '34g), 
123 Princeton Boad, Bala-Cynwyd. 

Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania 

Mrs. Ernest C. Reif, (Bernice Thompson, '35g), 
3259 Orleans Street, 14. 


Charlotte. North Carolina 

Mrs. John Schuber, (Pat Hassler, '47), 
2709 Haverford Place. 

aX'inston-Salem, North Carolina 

Mrs. Clifton Pleasants (Ruth Myers, '34g), 
366 Arbor Road. 


Birmingham. Alabama 

Mrs. James C. Lee, Jr. (Elizabeth Bramham, '48), 
28 Cherokee Road. 

Montgomery. Alabama 

Mrs. Charles C. Hubbard (Henrietta Hill, '50g), 
112 Ridge Avenue. 

Jacksonville, Florida 

Mrs. David E. Robeson (Jane Mitchell, '35g), 
1820 Woodmere Road. 
Tampa, Florida 

Mrs. Marvin Essrig (Cecile Waterman, '44g), 
1017 Frankland Road. 
Atlanta. Georgia 

Mrs. Arthur J. Merrill (Sarah Harrison, '32g), 
3601 Nancys Creek Road. 

Augusta. Georgia 

Mrs. Eugene Long (Jane Bush. '40g), 
1061 Katherine Street. 


Lexington. Kentucky 

Emie Dick Brown, '51g, 
24 1 South Hanover. 

Louisville, Kentucky 

Mrs. Inman Johnson (Elizabeth Cox, '27g), 
4001 Ormond Road. 

Cincinnati, Ohio 

Mrs. Doyle Johnson (Sarah Strickland, '49g), 
2180 East Hill Avenue. 

Columbus, Ohio 

Mrs. James R. Gay (Lillian Cabell, '36g), (Tem- 
porary), 2693 Bryden Road, Bexley. 

Charleston. West Virginia 

Mrs. David G. Huffman (Jane Mcjunkin, '45g), 
1014 Valley Road. 

Chicago. Illinois 

Mary Jane Eriksen, '51g, 

433 Broadview, Highland Park. 

Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota 

Mrs. Joseph Watson (Margaret Diack, '30), 
106 W. Magnolia Avenue, St. Paul. 

Cleveland, Ohio 

Mrs. John W. Schlendorf (Alice McCloskey, '35g), 
2690 Southington Road, Shaker Heights, 20. 

Toledo, Ohio 

Alice Hepburn, '44g, 39 Canterbury Court. 

Milwaukee, "Wisconsin 

Mrs. Hugh B. Pillsbury (Virginia Noyes, ■44g), 
5967 N. Berkeley Blvd. 


St. Louis, Missouri 

Mrs. Kenneth Bell (Elizabeth Stribling, '31g) 
313 McDonald, Webster Groves 19. 

Chattanooga, Tennessee 

Mrs. James Mann (Betty Carbaugh, '45g), 
12-t Hilldale Drive. 

Memphis, Tennessee 

Mrs. C. O. Beeson, Jr. (Betty Hoehn, '47g), 
2263 South Parkway East. 


Los Angeles, California 

Mrs. T. R. Curtncr (Joan St. John, '51), 
31OIV2 Silverado. 
San Francisco, California 

Mrs. Walter C Fell (Hellen Mowry, '24g), 
2947 Laguna St. 

Denver, Colorado 

Mrs. John Llewellyn Sneed (Eunice Foss, '4lg), 
357 Lafayette. 

Calendar of Events for 1952-1953 



Harriet Serr, piano recital 


Quartette Italiano, chamber music 


Founders' Day 


Dr. Americo Castro, Professor of Modern Languages and 
Literatures, Princeton University, Lecture: I.tferatiire 
ami Human Values 


Paint and Patches production 


Parents' Day 


John H. Colburn, Managing Editor, Richmond Times- 
Dispatch, panel discussion on issues of the presidential 



Helen Boatwright, soprano 


Dr. Walter M. Horton, Lecture: Liberalism Old and New 
— Lyman Lecture 


Student dance recital 



Senior Show- 



Pearl Primus, dance recital 



Paint and Patches production 


Sweet Briar Choir, Christmas music 




Julian Bryan, International Film Foundation, documen- 
tary films 


Dr. Urban T. Holmes^ Kenan Professor of Romance 
Philology, University of North Carolina, Illustrated 
Lecture: Daily Life in the Twelfth Century 




Midwinter dances 


Senator Paul H. Douglas, Lecture: The Current Military 
and Economic Position of the United States 


Dr. Theodore M. Green, Master of Silliman College, Yale 
L^niversity, The Arts in Our Society, Phi Beta Kappa 

Feb. 26 - 



Symposium on the Arts 


Robert Brink and Daniel Pinkham, harpsichord and violin 



National Symphony Orchestra, Howard Mitchell, con- 
ductor; Iren Marik, soloist 


Dr. Frank W. Lorimer, Lecture: Social Forces in World 
Population Trends 


Robert Aura Smith, Lecture: Divided India 



Paint and Patches production 



Glee Club, with University of Virginia 


Music Department recital 



May Day 





NE\\||[^^igCEB ISSUE 

Sweet Briar 

Alumnae News 

Volume XXII, No. 2 

Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, Virginia 

November, 1952 


A Symposium of the Creative Arts is to 
be held at Sweet Briar from Feb. 26 to 
March 1. It begins with the Phi Beta Kappa 
address, "The Arts in our Society" by Theo- 
dore Greene, Master of Silliman College, 
Yale University, and concludes with a con- 
cert by the National Symphony Orchestra 
with Iren Marik, soloist. 

The college believes in the educational 
stimulus which can come from free discus- 
sion of contemporary problems by informed 
leaders in the related fields of the arts and 
by enjoyment of art, music and films as pro- 
duced in this and earlier periods. 

"The Novel as a Carrier of Ideas" is the 
title chosen by Katherine Anne Porter, dis- 
tinguished writer, for her talk. Other speak- 
ers include Agnes Mongan, curator of prints 
at the Fogg Museum, Harvard University, 
and an authority on Leonardo da Vinci, and 
Carroll C. Pratt, head of the department of 
psychology, Princeton University, who will 
discuss the relation of music and aesthetics. 

A group of art films will be shown rang- 
ing from the French "Images Medievales" 
— life in the Middle Ages as presented in 
the art of the times — to "Begone, Dull 
Care," a Canadian experimental film in 
which are synchronized color, design and 
contemporary jazz music. 

Still to be announced are lecturers in the 
fields of poetry, literary criticism, and the 

The college expects a large attendance not 
only from faculty and students but from 
parents, alumnae and friends of the college. 
Interest is already indicated in the neighbor- 
ing colleges and by people throughout the 
state who can avail themselves of this oppor- 
tunity to participate in a weekend of artistic 
profit and enjoyment. C. Y. C. 

Board Members Named 

A new member, Charles H. Murchison 
of Jacksonville, Fla., and Washington, 
D. C, has been appointed to the Board of 
Overseers for a six-year term, and Mrs. W. 
L. Lyons Brown (Sally Shallenberger, '32g) 
was named to the Board of Directors, the 
second alumna to be elected to this post. 

Mr. Murchison, father of Helen Murchi- 
son Lane, '46g, and Margaret Murchison 
Corse, '50g, is a native of North Carolina, 
graduate of the University of Michigan and 
Harvard Law School. He has been in the 
firm of Stockton, Ulmer and Murchison 
since 1926, and for the past five years has 
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Dr. Helen Dodson and Mary Ann Mellen, '52. 


"Scientific Research and the Liberal Arts 
Tradition" was the title of this year's illumi- 
nating Founders' Day address by Dr. Helen 
Dodson, distinguished astronomer on the 
staff of the McMath-Hulbert Observatory, 
LIniversity of Michigan. 

Whether as preparation for those who 
would become professional scientists or for 
those who will be merely laymen in this 
so-called scientific world, education in the 
liberal arts tradition offers the best oppor- 
tunities, said Dr. Dodson, who emphasized 
her belief that "the scientists of our time 
need more, not less, of those experiences in 
which values, attitudes, and the humanities 
are stressed. In other words, the research 
scientists of today need all that a liberal 
arts college can give. " 

Widespread popular interest in scientific 
phenomena, and the staggering rate at which 
the accumulative knowledge in scientific 
fields is growing, make the development of 
a critical sense and the knowledge of past 
investigations increasingly necessary for 
scientist and layman alike, according to Dr. 
Dodson, who is herself a graduate of 
Goucher and formerly taught at two liberal 
arts colleges, Wellesley and Goucher. 

Moral responsibility in an age of atomic 
power, she concluded, rests with each indi- 
vidual, since "the decisions that must be 
made in the use and application of these 
new resources often do not lie in the sphere 
of science. They lie in the sphere of morals 
and religion. That decisions must be made 
in these matters is unavoidable. They will 
be made at high level and by relatively few 
persons, but they will be made within the 
limits imposed by public opinion." 


Sweet Briar's 50th anniversary in 1956 
will be an important historic occasion in the 
future development of the college, accord- 
ing to the progress report of the 50-member 
Sweet Briar Development Committee to the 
Board of Overseers on Oct. 18. 

Organized in 1949, the Development 
Committee of alumnae, students, faculty, 
staff members, and overseers has carried 
forward an extensive program of research 
and planning under the chairmanship of 
Mrs. W. L. Lyons Brown (Sara Shallen- 
berger, '32g). Under the sponsorship of the 
committee, a careful study of Sweet Briar's 
needs for additional endowment funds and 
campus buildings has resulted in a long- 
term program of organized fund-raising 
which will be announced in detail to the 
Sweet Briar family and the public during 
this year. 


Campus committees made up of students, 
faculty, and staff members are at present 
outlining the functions of several proposed 
buildings. The chairmen of these groups 
include Miss Jane Belcher, Mrs. Joseph A. 
Gilchrist, Jr. (Edna Lee, '26g), Miss Lys- 
beth W. Muncy, Dean Mary J. Pearl, Mrs. 
Wallace E. Rollins, and Marchant D. 

All members of the Board of Overseers 
and the Development Committee are pro- 
ceeding with a comprehensive "Speak Up 
For Sweet Briar!" program designed to 
acquaint friends of the college with the 
role which Sweet Briar has played in the 
life of the nation during the last half-cen- 
tury. Other key groups in this friendship- 
building activity are the National Alumnae 
Committee, headed by Mrs. Edward C. Mar- 
shall of Cincinnati (Edith Durrell, '21g), 
and the Parents' Advisory Board, with John 
Goodridge of Chicago as chairman. 

Other important committees working in- 
behalf of the Development Program are 
under the leadership of President-Emeritus 
Meta Glass, Victor D. Broman, Mrs. Joseph 
A. Gilchrist, Jr., Mrs. E. Webster Harrison 
(Mary Huntington, '30g), and Charles H. 

The first annual meeting of the Parents' 
Advisory Board was held on the campus 
on Parents' Day, Oct. 25, with 40 of the 101 
members in attendance. The full roster of 
the Board, including parents of Sweet Briar 
students and alumnae, will appear in the 
next Newsletter. 

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November, 1952 

President Pannell and Bishop Richard Watson, new 

Board member and speaker at Opening Convo- 


12 Virginia Colleges 

Form New Corporation 

The Virginia Foundation for Independent 
Colleges, a corporation with 12 colleges as 
charter members, became an actuality in Sep- 
tember. Its headquarters will be in Lynch- 

Like similar organizations in other states, 
it aims to interpret the aims, functions and 
needs of these institutions to the public, and 
it intends to solicit funds for them from 
business and industrial firms. Sweet Briar 
is represented among the trustees of the 
Foundation for the coming year by President 
Anne Gary Pannell and by Thomas C. Bou- 
shall, Richmond, member of the college's 
Board of Overseers. 

Editorial approval in Lynchburg was im- 
mediate. One paper said, "Virginia has 
every reason to be proud of these twelve col- 
leges. They do sound work and maintain 
line scholarship and high principles. How 
much richer, for example, is the life of 
Lynchburg for having three of them as a 
part of the community — their record proves 

Editorial Barks Fee Raise 

When Sweet Briar's increase in fees was 
announced late in June, the Dn/ly Advance, 
evening newspaper in Lynchburg, com- 
mented on it editorially. Excerpts from this 
editorial include the following: 

"One of the important, basic problems of this 
country has been made clear to the public dur- 
ing the last few years. That is the value of the 
private college, its indispensable function in higher 
education in America, and the fact that it is threat- 
ened in its very existence by increasing costs in 
educating its students. . . . 

"As a result of this situation colleges have, year 
after year, however reluctantly, been forced to 
increase the overall fee charged students. It ha^ 
come to the simple, basic fact that unless this is 
done adequate faculty cannot be secured and main- 
tained to instruct the students. The fee increases 
have been directly related to this fact. And no 
matter how they have been increased, in most 
instances faculty needs, in salary to meet their own 
li\ing costs, have continued to be inadequate. It 
is not surprising therefore that Sweet Briar College, 
as announced by President Anne Gary Pannell. 
has increased its overall student fee to $20011. . . . 

"This increase will make possible an increase 
of ten percent to all faculty and stafT members 
who have served the college for at least one year, 
to be eflfective July 1. It wil provide for an auto- 
matic increase in all scholarship grants in ratio to 
the fee increase, and for efforts to prevent hard- 
ship or withdrawal for students already enrolled. 

"The problem arising from .such a fee increase 
is that students and parents may not recognize 
that a college education at such a rate still is in- 
expensive, certainly not a luxury, in these inflated 
times. . . . 

"Full acceptance of responsibility — to students, 
to faculty, to the cause of quality in higher edu- 
cation — is shown by a college of high standing 
proceeding as is Sweet Briar College. Its action 
is important not only to itself but to all similar 
institutions, for men and for women. Such action 
needs to be strongly supportd by making clear its 
necessity and, wherever possible, by providing 
financial aid. The future of education on the 
higher level in this country will be determined by 
how strongly the independent liberal arts colleges 
are supported, with money gifts, and bv under- 
standing, appreciative student patronage. . . ." 

that they have earned the right to make 
this appeal." 

Another remarked: "Every Virginian in- 
terested in education should be not only 
encouraged by evidence of organized action 
by the independent colleges, but willing and 
determined to aid their program in any way 

National Hockey Meet 
Scheduled November 26-30 

Hockey looms larger than usual on the 
Sweet Briar horizon this fall. The national 
tournament of the United States Field 
Hockey Association will take place here 
during the Thanksgiving recess. Parents, 
alumnae and other spectators are cordially 
invited to attend. 

About 250 players and officials from all 
parts of the country are expected to take 
part in the tournament which is being held 
here for the first time. They will live in the 
dormitories and eat in the college dining 
rooms, as most students will be away. 

Games will start Thanksgiving day and 
will continue, with at least six matches 
scheduled each day on Sweet Briar's two 
hockey fields, until Sunday, Nov. 30, when 
the final match between the United States 
team and the U. S. Reserves will end the 
tournament. Players for these two teams 
will be named from among the participants. 

Preliminaries to the national tournament 
include state and regional tourneys in the 
nine sections which make up the national, 
association. From one to three teams, de- 
pending on the number of players available, 
will be chosen from each section to enter 
the national tournament. 

Miss Harriet Rogers, head of Sweet 
Briar's physical education department, is 
tournament chairman. President of the 
USFHA is Miss Anne Delano of Smith 
College, who taught at Sweet Briar from 
1935 to 1937. 

Autumn days are ideal for drag hunts and lacrosse games. 

November, 1952 


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FRESHMAN ORIENTATION began (1) with each new student signing her name on the big map .... (2) Mr. Wornom, assistant to the president, 

welcomed Linda Learnard, Washington, and Sue Talburt, Chevy Chase, Md (3) Student Government gave a picnic supper for all newcomers .... 

(4) sophomores Emily Hunter, Norfolk, and Clara Pfeiffer, Louisville, (center) instructed three Louisville freshmen, Cathleen Hteiffer, Meredith Smythe and 

barbara Collis, in techniques of painting the Hitching Post with their class colors. 

Class of 1956 

Sweet Briar opened its torty-seventh aca- 
demic session on Sept. 20, with an overflow 
enrollment of 453, including 178 freshmen 
and 17 new students who entered with 
advanced standing. 

Five foreign lands, 26 states, and the Dis- 
trict of Columbia are represented in this 
group, 23 of which come from Virginia, 16 
from New York and 16 from Texas. Eight 
are alumnae daughters and 1 1 are sisters of 
present or former students. Foreign students 
are: Leona Chang, Chinese, now living in 
New York; Paulette Ducatez, France; Gerda 
Miholic, Austria; Johanne Sachs, Denmark; 
Agnes Goldie, St. Andrews scholar from 
Lasswade, Scotland. 

Like most other colleges, Sweet Briar has 
a larger freshman class than usual. Last 
year's senior class, with 96 graduates, was 
Sweet Briar's largest. Only a few months 
after graduation, incomplete figures show 
that at least 13 are continuing their studies 
in 10 universities; 12 have been married; 
three are teaching; another dozen are work- 
ing, going to business school, studyin^; 


E/ii/l/e ]Y\it/s McVea Scholan: (rankin,s» mem- 
ber of each class) Jean Fclty. ''S.^; Magdalen 
Andrews, '54; Vireinia Chamblin, '55. 

A\jry Benedict Scholarship: Magdalen Andrews. 

M^iiisoii Alumnae Scholarship: Catharine MunJs. 

Junior Honors: (highest juniors) Magdalen An- 
drews. Joan Chamberlain, Helen Mason Smith. 

Competilii e Freshman Scholarships: Carol Breck- 
enridge, Janet Caldwell, Marlene Etienn., Louise 
Galleher, Nancy Genzmer, Laura Hailey. Janet 
Monroe, Nancy Pickering, Nancy Register, 
Nancy St. Clair, Elizabeth Smith, Mary Thorn- 
ton, Helen Turner. Dorothy.LIrner, Helen Wolfe. 

Detin's List, first semester: (Seniors) Patsy 
Phillips Brown. Jane Collins, Jane Dawson, 
Jeanne Duff, Anne Elliott, Jean Felty, Lisbeth 
Gibson. Katherine Guerrant, Virginia Hudson. 
Dale Hutter, Eleanor Johnson, Mary Littlejohn. 
Nancy McDonald, Betsy Jane M^EIfresh. Nancy 
Ord, Virginia Robb, Patricia Tighe, Ann Vlere- 
bome. Constance Wakelee, Elisabeth Wallace. 
Courtney Willard. 

Juniors: Erwin Alderman, Magdalen Andrews. 
Louise Brandes, Eriend Carlton. Ji)an Chamber- 
lain, Sally Gammon, Alice Harting, Hattie 
Hughes, Martha Isdale, Maiy Kimball. Helen 
Mason Smith, Anne Sheffield, Jeanne Stoddart, 
Elinor Vorys, Anne Brooke, Margaret Van 

Sophomores: Virginia Chamblin, Fay Cooper, 
Mary Scott Daugherty, Rebecca Faxon. Virginia 
Finch. Anne Kilby, Mary Boyd Murray. Kath- 
leen Peeples, Lydia Plamp. Fvelyn Sanders, 
Betty Sanford, Camille Williams. 

Student Head Attends 

International Seminar 

Dale Hutter, Lynchburg, Sweet Briar's 
able Student Government president, was 
one of two American students chosen as 
delegates to the International Student Sem- 
inar, held on the island of Norderney, in 
the North Sea off Germany, last summer. 
Fifty-eight students from 17 countries spent 
16 days together, discussing many aspects 
of the general topic, "The Rights and Duties 
of the Student on Local, National and Inter- 
national Levels." 

Returning home full of enthusiasm for 
this way of promoting international under- 
standing and for gaining insight into the 
opinions of students from other lands. Dale 
reported: "I can never express appreciation 
enough for such an opportunity as I had; 
and for the re-evaluation and appreciation 
which it gave me concerning the American 
system of education in which we are all for- 
tunate enough to participate, especially in 
the liberal arts tradition, and especially at 
Sweet Briar." 

Sweet Briar is proud to have been repre- 
sented, for the second successive year, at 
this important seminar. 

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November, 1952 

On Founders' Day seniors 
bring their walking shoes 
and leave fhem under the 
trees. After exercises in 
the gym, they put them on 
to walk to Monument Hill. 
(Lett) Betty Thomas. 
Charleston, W. Va., Katsy 
Bailey, Scarsdale, N. Y., 
and Kitty Guerrant; (be- 
low) Harriette Hodges 
and Dale Hutter, Ly.nch- 

Repairs, Iviproveiiiciits Made 

Much-needed repairs and renovations, im- 
provements anrl decorating were completed 
at Sweet Briar during the summer months 
just past, thanks to the increased budget 
made possible by the raise in student fees. 

For more than three months workmen 
were busy in Reid, where the old bathrooms 
were taken out, steel girders were put in 
place to strengthen the structure, and new 
bathrooms were built on all three floors. 
Worn-out plumbing made it necessary to 
replace the bathroom in the faculty wing ot 
Sweet Briar, one bathroom in Man- 
son and one in Randolph, and showers in 
Carson and Gray. 

Seniors returned to Gray to find all the 
rooms freshly painted and the first floor 
brightened by pearl-gray plastic tile. Asphalt 
tile covers the floor of the Amherst County 
room which has also been repainted and 
redecorated. All offices on the first floor ot 
Fletcher were redecorated, and the hall is 
much lighter, thanks to rose-buff walls and 
light gray plastic tile floors. 

Two biology laboratories on the second 
floor of Academic now boast handsome and 
practical flooring of asphalt tile, and the 
walls have been painted light green. 

In order to relieve the pressure of housing 
space, the third floor of No. 9 Faculty Row 

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Sweet Briar Alumnae News 


was made into a new apartment, and else- 
where a room was added to a faculty apart- 
ment. Renovations in Hill House, residence 
for employees of the Refectory, made pos- 
sible another bedroom, a smaller dining 
room and a much-needed storage room. 

A wide metal outside stairway connecting 
second floor Grammer with the first floor 
arcade is a welcome safety measure, and 
fluorescent lights in the study gallery of the 
library complete the project begun last year 
when the new lights were installed in the 
main Reading Room. 

Two faculty apartments were redecorated, 
the roof of the power house was renewed, 
and many other less obvious but equally 
necessary repairs were made. 

New faculty members include: (top) Peter Pen- 
zoldt, assistant professor of Modern Languages 
and Classics; Dikran Hadidian, instructor in re^ 
ligion; John Rust, assistant professor of Spanish; 
(bottom) Miss Katherine Wright, visiting profes- 
sor of chemistry; Miss Doris Harless, assistant in 
the Dean's office; Miss Mary Ellen Davis, in- 
structor in Spanish; Miss Louise Swett, instructor 
in physical education. Luke M. Smith, assistant 
professor of sociology, is not pictured. 


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been general counsel and chairman of the 
executive committee of Capital Airlines. 
He has also been a leader in many civic 
organizations in Jacksonville, including the 
Public Library board, Community Chest, and 
Travelers Aid. 

Mr. and Mrs. Murchison, who have often 
visited Sweet Briar and have many friends 
among the faculty and staflf, were warmly 
welcomed back when they came to the Board 
meetings in October. 

Mrs. Brown, who was elected to the Board 
of Overseers in 1949, was made chairman of 
its Development Committee the following 
year, and she has carried out that difficult 
assignment with great skill and energy. Her 
permanent appointment to the Board of 
Directors continues the precedent set in 
1921 when Mrs. Charles R. Burnett, 
(Eugenia Griffin, 'lOg) was the first woman 
chosen. Mrs. Burnett resigned last year. 

1953 Garden Week in Virginia is sched- 
uled for April 25 to May 2. Further in- 
formation is available at Garden Week 
headquarters, Hotel Jefferson, Richmond. 


Entered as second-class matter at tt 
Post Office, Sweet Briar, Va. 

Mary Helen Cochran Library 
Swset Briar, Va . 

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Alumnae News 




Volume XXII, No. 3 

Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, Virginia 

February, 1953 



In order that every member of the Sweet 
Briar College family may have a clear 
understanding of the forthcoming develop- 
ment program, gala "Speak Up for Sweet 
Briar!" meetings are now being scheduled 
for alumnae, alumnae husbands, parents, 
and friends, in cities and towns throughout 
the nation. 

Shown above: A preliminary folder about the 
development program was Inspected by some of 
the members of the Lynchburg, Virginia, leadership 
gifts committee at their meeting in December. 
Pictured left to right are: (standing) John D. 
Capron and Scott Nesbit, chairmen of the group: 
(seated) Giles H. Miller, President Anne Gary 
Pannell, Henry E. McWane, and Mrs. Harry D. 
Forsyth (Elizabeth Morton, '36). 

Regional meetings, designed to enable 
every alumna and parent to preview Sweet 
Briar's future plans, are already scheduled 
for February and the near future in the 
following cities: Richmond, Cleveland, 
Cincinnati, Boston, Chicago, and Detroit. 
There will be /lo solicitation at these 
meetings, but the "Speak Up for Sweet 
Briar!" program is an important phase of 
both the immediate and long-term develop- 
ment program of the college. Likewise 
highly important is the "advance or 
leadership gift" solicitation program which 
is now gaining momentum in an ever- 
increasing number of cities. 

It is planned that local committees 
consisting of (1) alumnae club officers as 
well as members of unorganized alumnae 
groups, (2) Parents' Advisory Board 

members, and ( 3 ) the National Alumnae 
Development Committee members will 
sponsor these informational get-togethers in 
towns and cities everywhere in the United 
States between now and June 1. Speakers 
from the college and the new Sweet Briar 
motion picture in sound and color entitled 
"The Spirit of '56" are available for this 
important series of meetings. 

A formal announcement of the objectives 
of the total effort will be made on a nation- 
wide basis during the next few months. 

Parents' Advisory Board 

John Goodridge, Chinr?nan, Chicago; Dr. Louis 
F. Aitken, St. Louis; John P. Amsden, Hanover, 
N. H.; S. W. Anderson, Akron, Ohio; Gordon 
Arey, Chicago; Frank Armstrong, Jr., Winchester, 
Va.; W. H. Aubrey, Waynesboro, Pa.; Quincy C. 
Ayres, Ames, Iowa; Nathaniel H. Bailey, Griffin, 
Ga.; Dr. loseph C. Bell, Louisville, Ky.; Barron 
F. Black, Norfolk, Va.; William H. Black, Jr., 
Toledo; Harry Blanton, Lexington, Ky.; Mrs. 
Dorothy G. Brackett, Hanover, N. H.; Frank A. 
Brandes, Cleveland; Mrs. J. C Broadfoot, Colum- 
bus, Miss. 

Victor D. Broman, New York; Wright Bryan, 
Atlanta; Blair Burwell, Jr., Jacksonville, Fla.; 
Leo C. Burgman, Jacksonville, Fla.; Arthur P. 
Caldwell, Jr., New York; John S. Candler, II, 
Atlanta, Ga.; Thomas B. Chace, Chicago; William 
H. Chamberlain, New York; A. H. Chapman, Sr., 
Columbus, Ga.; Jeffrey W. Clapp, Manhasset, 
N. Y., Mrs. W. A. Colston,, Shaker Heights, 
Ohio; E. R. Compton, Camden, N. J.; Clift Corn- 
wall, Naples, Fla.; Walter M. Davidson, Hins- 
dale, 111.; Asa B. Davis, New York; Joseph H. 
Da\is, Muncie. Ind.; Maclin P. Davis, Nashville, 
Tenn.; Thomas S. Dawson, Louisville, Ky.; Mrs. 
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Prof. Greene 


Alumnae, parents of present and former 
students, and other friends of the college 
are invited to attend Sweet Briar's second 
Arts Symposium late 
this month. 

Opening on 
Thursday evening, 
February 26, with 
the Phi Beta Kappa 
address, "The Arts 
in Our Society," by 
Theodore M. Greene 
of Yale, the 
Symposium program 
will close on Sunday, 
March 1, with the 
annual concert of the National Symphony 
Orchestra under the direction of Howard 
Mitchell. Sweet Briar's distinguished pianist, 
Miss Iren Marik, will play the Beethoven 
Fourth Piano Concerto with the orchestra, 
an event which is eagerly anticipated. 

For the better part of four days, those 
who attend may hear and take part in 
discussions on drama, literature, the dance, 
art, and music; they may go to lectures, 
concerts, a dance program, a showing of 
art films, and art exhibitions. The well- 
hlled program has already stimulated much 
interest, particularly among those who 
attended a similar 
symposium in 1950. 
Many are looking 
forward to hearing 
Miss K a t h e r i n e 
Anne Porter, one of 
America's outstand- 
ing writers in 
criticism and fiction, 
who will speak on 
. "The Novel as a 
CADMUS Carrier of Ideas." 
Miss Porter j^fsj Porter's most 

recent book. The Days Befo\re, has won the 
highest critical praise since its publication 
last October. 

Art, from mediaeval to modern times, 
will be well represented. Miss Agnes 
Mongan, curator of drawings at the Fogg 
Museum, Harvard, will speak on "Leonardo 
da Vinci," brightest genius of the 
Renaissance, a period on which Miss 
Mongan is an authority. "The Stained 
Glass of Chartres Cathedral" will be shown 
in all its matchless beauty by James R. 
Johnson, of Columbia University's 
department of fine arts, whose slides are 
the first photographs taken of the famous 
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February, 1953 



Barron F. Black, Norfolk attorney and 
civic leader, has been appointed to 
membership on Sweet Briar's Board of 
Overseers, according to Archibald G. 
Robertson, Richmond, president of the 
board. Mr. Black has been Rector of the 
University of Virginia since 1949. 

Interested in many civic enterprises, Mr. 
Black is president of the Hampton Roads 
Maritime Association and chairman of the 
distribution committee of the Norfolk 
Foundation. He was director of the 
Norfolk United War Fund, he has been 
vice-president of the Community Fund, 
and vice-chairman of the public library 
board in that city. He has also been a 
member of the Norfolk City Council on 
Higher Education. Appointed to the 
University of Virginia's Board of Visitors 
in 1945, he was elected Rector four years 

Following his graduation from the 
University of Virginia Law School in 1920, 
Mr. Black began his legal practice in 
Norfolk. He has been president of the 
Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association, 
director of the James River Bridge System, 
and of the Seaboard Citizens National 
Bank. He is also senior warden and 
member of the vestry. Church of the Good 
Shepherd. Those who know him say that 
Mr. Black will be a xalued member of 
Sweet Briar's board. 

Mr. and Mrs. Black have three daughters, 
the youngest of whom, Jane Barron, is now 
a freshman at Sweet Briar. 


Senator Paul H. Douglas, Democrat, 
of Illinois, will speak on "The Current 
Military and Economic Position of the 
United States" on Friday evening, February 
20. The Committee on Lectures and 
Concerts also brought Julien Bryan to the 
campus for a number of film-lectures early 
in January and Prof. Urban T. Holmes, 
University of North Carolina, for a lively 
talk on "Daily Life in the Twelfth 
Century" later last month. 


(conlinued from page 1) 
Howard DeLong, Mohnton, Pa.; W. L. DeVore, 
facksunx ilit. Fia. 

Ero K. Djerf, New York; Howard J. Duff. 
Staten Island, New York; A. Hollis Edens, 
Durham. N. C; William D. Ellis, Atlanta, Ga.; 
William F. Ewart. Pittsburgh; N. R. Field, 
Miami; Benjamin F. Fiery, Cleveland; Dr. Glenn 
R. Frye, Hickory, N. C; S. P. Gaillard, Jr., 
Mobile. Ala.; Harry V. Gammon. Pueblo, Colo.; 
Ezra Garforth, Jenkintown. Pa.; Mrs. J. W. Gayle, 
Richmond, Ind.; John N. Gilbert, Statesville. N. 
C; Stuart R. Garrison, Cincinnati; Max Guggen- 
heimer, Elon, Va.; L. P. Harrcll. Washington, 
D. C; Joseph H. Harrison, Savannah. Ga.; Arthur 
R. Hedeman, Darien, Conn.; Ben B. Herr, Lex- 
ington, Ky. 

Eric D. Hirsch, Memphis; E. G. Hutfaker, 
Chattanooga; Raymond Hunt, Charlottesville, Va.; 
W. S. Johnson, Jacksonville, Fla.; Edward C. 
Keyworth. Gardner, Mass.; Loren J. Kuehnle, 
Battle Creek. Mich.; Dr. G. H. Lang, Savannah, 
Ga.; Dr. Thomas H. Lanman, Boston; David R. 
Easier, Princeton, 111.; Robert A. Learnard. Wash- 
ington. D. C. Mrs. A. C. Lineberger, Belmont, 
N. C; A. C. Legg, Binghamton, N. Y.; Joseph H. 
Locke. Spring Hill. Ala.; Fred J. Lotterhos, Jack- 
son. Miss.; Mrs Thomas A. Lupton, Chattanooga, 
Tenn.; Mrs. J. R. Lynas, Claremont, Calif.; Col. 
R. A. Marr, Jr.. Lexington, Va. 

W. Peyton May, Norfolk; David Maybank. 
Charleston. S. C; J. M. McDonald, Jr., Dubuque, 
Iowa; P. F. McLamb, New York; Louis Mellen, 
Cleveland; Elmer D. Messick, Williamsburg. Va.; 
Walter S. Montgomery, Spartanburg. S. C; R. A. 
Morison, Abingdon, Va.; W. N. Morris. Kco, 
Ark.; Rev. William C. Munds. Greenville. Dela. 

J. V. Norman, Jr., Louisville, Ky.; John T. 
Ogden, New York; C. P. Pesek, St. Paul, Minn.; 
Cornelius J. Pfeiffer. Louisville, Ky.; Mrs. Ray- 
mond H. Plamp, Louisville, Ky.; R. C. Pye, 
Red Bank, N. J.; I. W. Ramsay, Memphis; 
William F. Reich, Jr.. New York; Col. C. B. 
Richmond, Lyndon, Ky.; J. B. Sanford, Jr., New 
Orleans. La.; Donald F. Sawyer. Boston; E. D. 
Sloan. Greenville, S. C; Mrs. Joseph G. Standart. 
Jr.. Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich.; Mark C. Stevens, 
Detroit; R. E. Stevens. Rocky Mount. N. C. 

C. P. Street, Charlotte, N. C; William Pratt 
Thomas, Columbus, Miss.; E. H. Thompson, 
Indianapolis; Barbour N. Thornton, Richmond; 
William W. Tomlinson. Philadelphia; C. Heide 
Trask, Rocky Point, N. C; M. J. L'rner, Hagers- 
town, Md.; K. R. Van Tassel, Schenectady, N. Y.; 
Mrs. Raymond L. Vaughn, Alexandria. Va.; Mrs. 
R. T. Watts, Lynchburg. Va.; William A. Wach- 
enfeld, Newark, N. ].: Harry A. Wallace, Ir., 
Charleston, W. Va.; Adm. Charles Wellborn. Jr., 
Washington, D. C; Robert C. Wells, Kingsville, 
Tex.; A. D. Willard, Jr., Augusta. Ga.; William 
B. VC'illard, Washington, D. C; C. F. Williams. 
Columbus, Ga ; Richard W. Wilson. San Antonio; 
Jonathan Yerkes. lacksonville, Fla. 



Appointment of Artine Artinian, pro- 
fessor ot French at Bard College, 
Annandale - on - Hudson, as Professor-in- 
charge of the 1953-54 Junior Year in 
France, announced recently by President 
Anne Gary Pannell. Mrs. Elizabeth 
Maxfield Miller, on leave from Wheaton 
College, as assistant professor-in-charge of 
this year's group in Paris, has t>een 

Prof. Artinian, 

who has been 

teaching at Bard 

College since 1935, 

is an authority on 

de Maupassant, and 

most of his research 

and his writings, 

both in English and 

French, have been 

cHiDNOFF devoted to this 19th 

Prof. Artinian century writer. 

Following his graduation from Bowdoin 

College in 1931, Prof. Artinian studied at 

the Uni\ersity of Paris and then at Harvard, 

where he took his master's degree in 1933. 

He completed his Ph. D. at Columbia in 

1941. During 1949-50, Prof. Artinian held 

a Fulbright research grant in France. The 

past two summers he taught English at Bard's 

orientation program for foreign students. 

The 1952-53 Junior Year in France has 
86 men and women from 35 American 
colleges and universities and many 
preliminary applications for next year are 
coming in, according to the director, Joseph 
E. Barker, professor of Romance languages. 
Sweet Briar has administered this foreign 
study program since 1948. 

A one-man show of eight oil paintings 
and ten drawings by Franz Bernheimer, 
instructor in art at Sweet Briar, was on view 
most of January at the Allen R. Hite Art 
Institute, University of Louisville. Several 
have been exhibited at Sweet Briar, in 
Lynchburg, and at the Argent Galleries, 
New York, in 1950. 

In the fast and final game of the National Hockey Tournament at Sweet Briar Thanlcsgiving weekend, 
the United States team defeated the U.S. Reserves, 5-1. Jo Nelson, Sweet Briar iunlor (left of 
center), was the only college player named to either team. 

February, 1953 


Page 3 

Three- Day Program 

Planned by YWCA 

Two outstanding speakers, Dr. Walter 
R. Courtenay and Howard Kester, will head 
the program called "Design for a 
. Meaningful Life," a three-day conference 
planned and sponsored by the student 
YWCA for February 9-11. 

Midge Chace, Winnetka, 111., and Ann 

Vlerebome, Lancaster, Ohio, as president 

and vice-president respectively of the 

YWCA, are co-chairmen of the committee 

! which is planning this program, with the 

' aid of Miss Lysbeth W. Muncy, faculty Y 

■ sponsor. 

Religion, they point out, has always been 
considered an important part of the 
community life at Sweet Briar, not only in 
the courses taught under the department 
of religion and in the regular religious 
] services, but equally in many other aspects 

■ of student and faculty activity. This 
program is intended to give added 
emphasis to religion in the daily life of 

j each individual. 

' Dr. Courtenay, author of "I Believe, 

i But . . ..", a book published two years ago, 
has been pastor of the First Presbyterian 
Church, Nashville, since 1944, and before 
that he had a similar charge for almost 12 
years in Neenah, Wis. 

Howard Kester is executive secretary of 
the Fellowship of Southern Churchmen. 
Both men are graduates of Princeton 
Theological Seminary and both have been 

! especially successful in working with young 
people and their religious problems. 
A portion of the program follows: 

12:15 p.m. Chapel. P/il//ng Religion liUn 

Prjctice. Dr. Courtenay. 
4:00 p.m. Discussion: How Cjh Cod M.ike 
a Difference in Aly Life? 
Mr. Kester. 
7:00 p.m. ChrisZ/jn Leadership. Open meet- 
ing. Student Government councils. 
12:15 p.m. Chapel. The Meiiniiig of Jesus 
Christ for Our Lives Tod.iy. 
Dr. Courtenay. 
4:00 p.m. Faculty-student discussion: 

The Phce of Chrislunily in the 
Classroom, Mr. Kester, leader. 
7-8:00 p.m. Christian Lore. Dr. Courtenay, 

10:20 a.m. Human Rights in the U. N. 

Lecture by Mr. Kester, class in 
International PoUtics. 
11:15 a.m. Religion and the Social Problems. 
Lecture by Dr. Courtenay in Con- 
temporary Social ^^roblems class. 
12:15 p.m. Chapel. Christian Action in the 

Present Day Crisis. Mr. Kester. 
7-8:00 p.m. Design for a Meaningful Life. 

Final discussion and summary, led 
by Mr. Kester. 
10:00 p.m. Closing Worship Service. 

Both leaders will hold personal 
conferences with students each afternoon 
between 1:30 and 3:30, and informal 
discussions are also planned for students 
at luncheon and dinner. Students from 
several neighboring colleges have been 
invited to attend the program, which is 
similar to those sponsored each year by the 


Anyone who walks past the 
Ames Greenhouse, which stands 
on the slope behind Carson, can 
hardly keep from stopping to 
admire the bright flowering 
plants within. 

A closer look will also give 
the passer-by a chance to 
discover how many different kinds of plants 
it contains, such as begonias, richly-hued 
coleus, bright azaleas and geraniums, masses 
of zebrin:i (Wandering Jew), a gardenia 
in bud, tomato plants with ripening fruits, 
and several avocado plants already reaching 
to the roof. 

Although the greenhouse wasn't 
completed until last fall, it has quickly 
assumed the appearance of a well-established 
plant laboratory. A small palm, some 
digitahs plants, two different kinds of 
cycads (primitive cone-bearing plants that 
are natives of Florida and Cuba), a rubber 
plant, a tiny oleander — all are there, and 
the greenhouse is almost filled. 

Entrance to the greenhouse itself is 
through the potting shed. Arranged at a 


convenient height around the walls ar: 



work counters, with running 
stationary tubs handy. 

Here the freshmen who are taking 
Botany 1 have had their introduction to 
laboratory work with living plants. They 
began by making loam, out of dirt, sand 
and leaf mold, which they used when they 
planted tulip, daffodil and hyacinth bulbs 
in flower pots. For several months these 
have been buried in sawdust outside the 
greenhouse; they will soon be brought 
inside to be forced for early spring bloom. 

Germination of seeds is being studied as 
the castor beans, raised last year in the tiny 
greenhouse which was then available, begin 
to sprout. Further examples are provided 
by peas, peanuts and corn seedlings which 
are now several inches high. 

Under the guidance of Miss Elizabeth 
Sprague, assistant professor of biology, 
students have set out two flats containing 
cuttings of different plant species. In one 
are those which had been treated with root 
hormone, in the other those which were 
untreated. They study and compare them, 
to see which ones seem to need assistance 
in order to take root. Four tomato plants 
are also being used in hormone experiments. 
Tops of pineapples w;re rooted, to show 
how this is done on pineapple plantations. 

In order to observe vegetative 
propagation, students took leaves of 
bryophyllum to their rooms, pinned them 
to their curtains, and watched the plants 
develop, apparently nourished only by air. 
Grafting experiments were tried on the 
avocado plants. 

Before planting the blue Chinese iris 
which is now about to bloom, they studied 
the roots, and they examined the tuberous 
stems of some gloxinia and tuberous rooted 
begonias, now at rest in flower pots, lying 
on their sides. Students in taxonomy 
utilize specimen plants, including ferns, in 
their class work. 

The Ames Greenhouse, which was built 
with funds contributed chiefly by students 
of Miss Adeline Ames, former botany 
professor, is an aesthetic addition to the 
campus and a valuable adjunct to the 
teaching of botany at Sweet Briar. 


A gay start for the second semester will 
be provided by the Black-and-White Ball 
on February 7. June Arata, Brooklyn, was 
elected by her senior classmates to head the 
annual Mid-winter Dance, the first of 
two formal dances held each year. 

Decorations will carry out the black-and- 
white theme, and seniors are all planning 
to wear black or white dresses. Friday 
evening's informal dance will have a 
Parisian cafe as its setting, and Sweet 
Briar's Sweet Tones, an ensemble of nine 
juniors will sing. Featured Saturday evening 
will be eleven Princeton Singers, known as 
the Tiger Tones. 

Freshman Honors Pwgraui 

Miss Bertha Adkins, former dean at 
Western Maryland College, now assistant 
director of the Republican National 
Committee, will be the speaker at the 
Freshman Honors Convocation, February 19. 
This annual occasion brings recognition to 
outstanding students in the first year class. 

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February, 1953 


(Continued from p.ige 1) 
windows at eye-level. Two exhibitions, one 
on Design, by Herbert Matter, and one of 
Modern Prints, from the University of 
Virginia, will supplement these offerings. 

Turning to the drama, Harold Clurman, 
New Yoriv director, actor and producer who 
was one of the founders of The Group 
Theatre, will give, his views on "The 
American Attitude Toward Theatre." Five 
short films, including Images Medievales. 
Geometry Lesson, Calder Mobiles, The 
Loon's Necklace, and Begone, Dull Car-, 
represent other aspects of art and drama. 
"Art and Emo- 
tion" IS the title of 
Saturday evening's 
lecture by Carroll 
C. Pratt, chairman 
of the psychology 
department at 
Princeton, who is 
also an organist and 
choir master of note 
and has written ex- 
tensively in the tields 
o f psychophysics, 
aesthetics, flVu^cology. 
Dances of East and West wi!l*15e 
on Friday morQJ«er7fe*'»Miss Si' 

and Danie 
In addi 
speaker for ''?^i%i»..^S»^ymposium, Dr 
Greene will be its coordinator, leading a 
summary discussion each evening. A well- 
known authority on the philosophy of 
religion, of art, and of education, he is an 
exponent of the integration of all the 
liberal arts. He is professor of philosophy 
and master of Silliman College at Yale. Dr. 
Greene is returning to Sweet Briar at the 
request of those who heard him speak here 
several years ago. 

Prof. Pratt 

perception, learning, 
ances of East am 
"riday morgJ*igr-», ,^ 
an dan^(?C'^iTd^m^ 
e instnfkMc' at Sweet '^ 
■ ^^-' ■ - Attract 




8:00 p.m. 

10:00 .1.111. 

2:00 p.m. 

4:00 p. in. 

8:00 p.m. 

9:15 p.m. 

10:00 a. m. 

2:00 p.m. 


Tht Arti II! Our Siiciety. Phi 
Kappa address. Prof. Greene. 
D.incis I'f East jnd West 
Sita Poovaiah, India; Elizabeth Spies, 
Sweet Briar. 
Leon.irdo d.i Vinci 
Agnes Mongan. Fogg Museum. 
Music of the nth jnd ISth Cen- 
turies. Robert Brink, Daniel Pink- 

The Aiiiericv! Atti'ude Toward 
Theatre. Harold Clurman, New 

Discussion: Prof. Greene. 
m. The Stained Glass of Charlrcs 
Cithedr.d. James R. Johnson, 
Columbia University. 
The Sol el as a Carrier of Ideas. 
Katherine Anne Porter. 
Art Films. 
Art and Emotion. 

Carroll C. Pratt, Prin' cton University. 
Discussion: Prof. Greene. 
National Symphony Orchestra with 
Iren Marik, soloist. 
Special invitations are being sent to 
teachers and students in neighboring 
colleges and universities, to attend the 
symposium and to participate in the 

Carl Y. Connor is chairman of the 
Symposium committee, which includes these 
faculty members: Mrs. Evelyn Eaton, Miss 
Lucile Umbreit, Ben Reid and John Rust. 



p. m. 


Nursery School Started 

Something new is being added at Sweet 
Briar! As this issue went to press, final 
preparations for the opening of a nursery 
school were being pushed to completion. 

Situated in a newly-constructed room 
made from part of a garage building on 
Elijah's Road, across from Dean Pearl's 
house, the nursery school will serve two 
purposes. It will provide a happy 
atmosphere for play and learning for 
youngsters from two to four years of age, 
from Sweet Briar and neighboring Amherst, 
and it will also provide supervised training 
in nursery school practices for the students 
enrolled in the new credit course. School 
will be open Monday through Thursday 
mornings, from 9 to 12. 

Four seniors and two juniors are the 
apprentice-teachers who will maugurare the 
nursery school under the direction of Mrs. 
Jean Hadidian, newly appointed instruc- 
tor in education. Mrs. Hadidian, wife of 
Dikran Hadidian who is instructor in 
religion at Sweet Briar, taught in the 
nursery school at Hartford Theological 
Seminary for one year and for two years 
in the West Hartford Congregational 
Church Nursery School. She holds degrees 
of bachelor of religious education and 
master of arts from the Hartford School of 
Religious Education. 

Some of the furniture and equipment for 
the nursery school is being made by college 
carpenters. The school room and all 
facilities have been planned to meet the 
latest recommendations for first-class nursery 
schools. A fenced-in area just outside the 
door will be a safe place for out-door play. 

Robert Brink. Daniel PInkham 

Students and faculty members crowded 
into the Date House Jan. 20 to enjoy the 
historic first chance of seeing a presidential 
inauguration without leaving Sweet Briar. 
The 'handsome TV set, gift of Mr. Eric D. 
Hirsch, Memphis, father of senior Eleanor 
Hirsch, has attracted interested audiences 
since before Christmas. 

newsletter issue 
Sweet Biuar Alumnae News 


Entered as second-class matter at 
Post Office, Sweet Briar, 'Va. 

Hiss Esta C. Holt 
Sweet Briar, Va. 

Published by Sweet Briar College 
in October, November, February, March, May, June. 

ifjuAje£l WMm 


MARCH 19 5o 




Members of the Executive Board 


Mrs. John B. O'Hara 

Mrs. William Steeble 

(Louisa Newkirk, '23g) 

212 W. Highland Avenue, Chestnut Hill 

(Virginia Lazenby, Academy) 
6920 Turtle'Creek Boulevard, Dallas, Texas 

Mrs. Earl Ridler 
(Mary Bissell, '17g) 

Philadelphia 18, Pa. 

608 Lindsay Road, Wilmington, Del. 

First Vice-President 

Mrs. Howard Luff 
(Isabel Webb, '20g) 

Mrs. Thomas G. Potterfield 

18701 Winslow Road, Cleveland Ohio 

(Ann Hauslein, '42g) 

Mrs. Charles H. Wadhams 

4611 Virginia Ave., S. E., Charleston, W. Va. 

(Marian Shafer, '21g) 
36 French Road, Rochester "l8, N. Y. 

Second Vice-President 
Mrs. William Boxley 

Mrs. Robert Dowling 

(Lorna Weber, •23g) 

13807 Drexmore Road, Cleveland. Ohio 

(Margaret Chisholm, '51g) 
1105 East Main Street, Richmond, Va. 

Mrs. Brown Patterson 
(Eleanor Miller, '25g) 

309 N. Ridgeway Drive, Greensboro, N. C. 

Executive Secretary and Treasurer 

Mrs. William B. Crane 

Mrs. W. Clark Schmidt 
(Margaret Cornwell, '37g) 

(Margaret Cramer, '27g) 
50 Verplank Avenue, Stamford, Conn. 

Sweet Briar, Va. 

Alumna Member, Board of Directors 

Mrs. W. Lyons Brown 

(Sara Shallenberger, '32g) 

Ashbourne, Harrods Creek, Ky. 

Alumnae Members, Board of Overseers 

Mrs. Russell Walcott 

(Eugenia Buffington, '13g) 

Tryoii, N. C. 

Mrs. E. Webster Harrison 

(Mary Huntington, '31g) 

Drake Road, Box 54M, Cincinnati 27, Ohio 

Mrs. Ralph A. Rotnem 

(Alma Martin, '36g) 

130 Stockton Street, Princeton, N. J. 

Chairman of the Alumnae Fund 

Mrs. William F. Stohlman 

(Martha Lou Lemmon, '34g) 

11 Edgehill Street, Princeton, N. J. 

Mrs. Joseph Scherr 

(Mildred Bushey, '29g) 

721 LindeJl Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 

Mrs. Frank T. Davis 

(Sue Burnett, '32g) 

1091 Stovall Boulevard, Atlanta, Ga. 

Mrs. F. p. Parker 

(Katherine Niles, '36g) 

46 Glen Road, Wellesley Hills, Mass. 

Mrs. E. Griffith Dodson, Jr. 

(Mary Talcott, '38g) 

1127 Second Avenue, S.W., Roanoke, Va. 

Mrs. Albert Goodhue 

(Elizabeth Durham, '39g) 

Corn Point Road, Marblehead, Mass. 

Mrs. James A. Glascock 

(Adelaide Boze, '40g) 

4266 South 35th Street, Arlington, Va. 

Mrs. Kenneth Dickey 

(Margaret Wilson, '4lg) 

1902 Ash Street, Texarkana, Ark. 

Mrs. Herman Affel 

(Eugenia Burnett, '42g) 

712 Hendren Street, Roxborough, Philadelphia, Pa. 

owed Bfii^n 

March, 1955 


Margaret Cornwell Schmidt, '37g, Editor 

Elizabeth Abbot Averett, '47g, Assistant Editor 

Briar Patch 


For the first time during Historic 
Garden Week in Virginia, Sweet Briar 
House will be open to visitors on 
April 27. The gardens will be open 
for several days that week, as usual. 

Forty-six students reported earningi 
of $8,864 at the end of the past aca- 
demic year. Summer earnings are not 
included. Jobs ranged from waiting 
tables ($410 was top pay) to working 
in the library or for various academic 
departments, concessions and agencies 
for off-campus firms. 

Sweet Briar students initiated a new 
series, "1390 Theater" with a radio 
drama, "The Key," over WWOD, 
Lynchburg, last fall. A second pro- 
gram featuring Christmas music by the 
Choir was broadcast just before the 


* * * * 

From a loyal alumna: "The day 
after the Sweet Briar Day luncheon, 
I told a neighbor about the Develop- 
ment Program, and he has been kind 
enough to contribute the enclosed 
check ..." And from another: 
"Here is $15.00 for the Alumnae 
Fund for scholarships. I wish it were 
$15,000! I sold writing paper to earn 
it and will keep it up." (Since then 
three more checks have b;en received. 

Volume XXII 

Number 4 

Issued six times yearly October, Novem- 
ber, February. March, May, June, by Sweet 
Briar College. Entered as second class 
matter November 23, 1931, at the Post- 
office at Sweet Briar, Virginia. 


Briar Patches 1 

"UNICEF • 2 

Northward Ho ! Ho ! 4 

LoNc. Life and Success 6 

The First Fift'i- Years 7 

This Is the Way We Go to School 8 

T>x'0 Alumnae Elected to Phi Beta Kappa 9 

Faculty News 10 

The Alumnae Association 10 

Clubs 12 

Development 13 

Alumnae Fund Pro(,ress Report 14 

We Point with Pride 14 

Class Notes 15 

In Memoriam 32 

Alumnae Clubs and Their Presidents Inside Back Cover 


T n e C o V 


The new Nursery School opened 
with the second semester. Cynthia 
Moorhead, a senior from Brooklyn, 
New York, is one ot the six students 
enrolled in Nursery School Practice. 
Her intent pupils are Milan Hapala, 
|r., son of Mr. Hapala, assistant pro- 
fes.sor of Government and Economics, 
N.incy Wyckoff (partially hidden) 
grand-daughter of Harriet Evans 
Wyckoff, 'ng, and Leslie Ann Shaner 
of Madison Heights, Virginia. 



by Bonnie Beth Loyd, '50g 

"There is nothing I would rather write or talk about" wrote the author 
about the UNICEF where she is secretary to the Assistant Comptroller. 
Her French major at Sweet Briar has enabled her to translate official 
documents; her real hope is to get into the field of public relations. 


HAT does UNICEF mean? You would know if 
you could talk with some of the children scattered 
about the world who have benefitted from the work of 
UNICEF in one of its many programs. UNICEF is a 
familiar word to literally millions of children from the 
war-ravaged sections of Europe to the great plains of India; 
from the mountainous regions of Bolivia to the tropical 
climates of Africa. It is a word which does not need to be 
translated into native languages — its meaning is understood 
by those who give and receive aid from this United Nations 
organization. To a boy in Italy it may mean "cow" or to 
a child in El Salvador it may mean DDT; or to one in India 
or Indonesia the thought of a vaccination for TB or immu- 
nization against yaws. They all know, however, that it is 
helping them to recover their health so that they may, as 
strong citizens, in turn build strong nations able to care tor 
their own. This is, indeed, the true meaning of the Inter- 
national Children's Emergency Fund. 

Information about the United Nations is widespread, but 
little seems to be known about those agencies like UNICEF, 
World Health Organization and the Food and Agriculture 
Organization which are, in my opinion, laying the real 
foundations for peace. Many words may be spoken in 
behalf of international understanding, but actions speak 
louder than words, and UNICEF is acting and producing 
results. The health and welfare of the children of the 
world is a responsibility which we must assume it we are 
sincere in our efforts towards peace. The little ones were 
not the cause of the devastation and suffering resulting 
from the war; nor should they be deprived of health — 
something which we take for granted, but which has never 
become a reality to many nations of the world, riddled by 
native disease. UNICEF is not trying to upset nature's 
balance by feeding and teaching the young and the parents 
of the young to care for themselves. Healthy people are 
able to contribute much more to their countries by leading 
active lives; by making the most of the natural resources of 
their countries and producing in areas which were once so 
disease infested that natives were barely able to maintain 
themselves. This is UNICEF's mission, to teach people to 
care for themselves, and the results of its work are reward- 

ing. I shall illustrate this by citing a few cases of UNICEF 
projects abroad. 

Afghanistan, a country of the Middle East little known 
to Americans except as a rather romantic name, knows 
about UNICEF. Here, the people are still living their 
lives in a rather primitive, old-world fashion. The country 
has barely been able to produce food for the natives due 
to soil erosion, terrible droughts and the like. In the whole 
country with a population of some 12 million, there are 
only 100 doctors. 'Women in Afghanistan (whose lives 
have been regulated by the restrictions of purdah) are not 
allowed to be treated by male doctors, and there are no 
women doctors in Afghanistan. Thus, a woman about to 
bear a child must call upon a midwife. The midwives have 
been one ot the lowest social castes, and as such were un- 
trained and unfit for delivering children. However, they 
were the only ones to be called upon. 'When UNICEF 
began training midwives and furnishing sample kits which 
could be copied for relatively little, two of the first young 
women to enroll in the course were the daughters of the 
Prime Minister. This was, indeed, a marvelous thing for 
them to do, because women born of high station had never 
before taken part in community life. UNICEF was re- 

India, a country now very much in the news spotlight, 
has also been the recipient of some ot UNICEF's projects. 
Everyone has heard of the terrible famines of this country, 
and of the unproductivity of much of the land. However, 
there are regions which could produce if the people were 
iirst freed of disease and able to work the land. Malaria 
infested regions have kept natives from farming, the Go\- 
ernment from building railroads, forests from being ex- 
ploited. UNICEF sent 500 tons of DDT into one such 
area, formerly barren and unproductive, and working in 
conjunction with the World Health Organization, sprayed 
villages and private dwellings. After two years it was vir- 
tually impossible to find a mosquito of one of the malaria- 
carrying species in the sprayed areas. Now, the people, 
freed of the dread disease, are able to work the fields and 
provide for themselves. The once barren lands are barren 
no longer, and the Indian Government, realizing the im- 

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portance of such a \tnture, has made arrangements wtth 
the U. S. Government to purchase DDT in huge quantities, 
to continue and expand the spraying idea initiated by 

It is hard to imagine children who have never had milk 
to drink, but it is a v^'ell-known fact to thousands of chil- 
dren in the Latin American countries. In Nicaragua, for 
e;;ample, it was thought that milk carried malaria, and as 
a result a great prejudice and fear grew up around milk. 
This was due to the fact that the Spaniards, whc-n they came 
to this country and set up their estates, told the natives 
who worked for them that milk was bad for the children, 
and was, in effect, the cause of malaria. The Spaniards 
needed the milk for themselves. As a result, the children 
drank for breakfast dolce, a solution of sugar and water. 
Such a diet would not be expected to produce active or 
alert children and their lethargy was noted in the schools. 
UNICEF, having bought a large supply of powdered milk, 
distributed it to the children through schools. It involved 
a good bit of trouble for the teachers who had to prepare 
it for the pupils, and there was still the prejudice against 
it to be overcome. But, the idea caught on. The children 
drank it and many, for the first time, began to act like 
normal children, full of vitality and eager to learn. The 
teachers soon sensed this and the news quickly spread. 
Semi-isolated towns requested a milk supply for their chil- 
dren, and in one case milk is brought once a week to a 
town by rowboat. Another village made a similar request, 
but since the only way of reaching it was to go by boat 
through the Panama Canal, the request seemed impossible 
to fulfill. However, a local airline volunteered its services 
and today milk is flown free into this inaccessible territory. 

The supplying of milk to children in areas which have 
never before had it has set up a sort of chain reaction. 
UNICEF brings in powdered milk, and the mothers come 
with their children to fetch it. The place of distribution is 
usually an unused building, which soon becomes a regular 
clinic where mothers bring their children to be weighed, 
and to ask questions of the attendants who may be there. 
W.H.O. shows movies and gives lectures on health matters. 
Doctors, hearing of the great crowds going to the make- 
shift clinics move into the villages to treat the sick. Health 
knowledge becomes important and a tangible thing to the 
people who once knew so little about it. The Governments, 
sensing this, have often taken over the UNICEF programs, 
and so expanded them that, in some cases, the amount 
allotted for the purchase of milk has been much like the 
parable of the mustard seed in the Bible, for its resultant 
outgrowth has been many times greater than the simple 
powdered milk originally made available to the children. 

In Colombia mass inoculations took place against diph- 
theria and whooping cough a short time ago. Character- 
istic of many such campaigns, a loudspeaker system was 
installed on a jeep and news of the inoculations was spread 
throughout the whole village. Walt Disney movies on 
health were shown on a whitewashed wall, and in the 
schools and at Mass the villagers were told of the immu- 
nizations and their benefit. The people came, from the 
village and from the hills, whole families dressed in their 

UNICEF milk for Guatemalan children — Maria Mendoza and YataJia Va; 
ten-year-olds, are shown enjoying their daily ration of milk, supplied by 
United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund. — UNICEF Ph 

Sunday best ready for the "bee stings" of the needles. 
They were enthusiastic, and as a result of similar programs 
held two years ago, it is expected that the incidence of the 
disease will be reduced 90''/ to 9'i'^r. Now, the Colombian 
Government is prepared to produce its own vaccine and 
will continue the program begun by UNICEF on an even 
wider scale. 

Following the War a great deal was done in Europe to 
alleviate the suffering of those who had little to eat or to 
wear after the many years of hardship and depression 
brought on by aggression. Now, UNICEF's focal point is 
directed toward long range programs which are especially 
vital to countries where population is sparse, the income 
low, disease prevalent, and the knowledge of health and 
agriculture not widespread. These programs, varying ac- 
cording to the needs of the countries requesting aid, are 
initiated by UNICEF and once the groundwork is laid, 
the individual Governments continue the work with mar- 
velous results. 

UNICEF is only six years old, a child itself, but in its 
lifespan it has brought health and hope into the lives of 
42 million children in 72 countries of the world. Quite a 
record for one so young. UNICEF helps to care for the 
world's children — and the children care for UNICEF. 

Further irijormdiioii cjii be obtained by writhig the Department 
of Public Information of UNICEF, United Nations, N. Y. 

March, 1953 


Jane Tomlinson Hamre, ^50g 

Back in this country for a short vacation 
with her Norwegian husband, Jane 
describes her first two years in Norway. 

THE announcement of my engagement to a Norwegian 
law graduate and the accompanying information that 
we were to settle temporarily in the town of Alta, about 
eighty-five miles from the most northern city in the world 
produced interesting responses from my friends and rela- 
tions. Many of them accepted the news in much the same 
manner as Peter Pan might have been expected to react 
had he suddenly been confronted by several thousand chil- 
dren chanting in chorus, "I do not believe in fairies." I 
received one letter which clearly indicated that nobody had 
ever troubled to inform the